Grounds For Divorce

Tupelo Attorney: Grounds For Divorce

Today, most divorces in Mississippi are granted due to irreconcilable differences, otherwise known as a "no-fault" divorce. When parties are not in agreement to get a divorce, however, there is a need to demonstrate that there are requisite grounds for the divorce.

I'm Gene Barton, a divorce lawyer serving the Tupelo, Mississippi, area. I can help you at every step of the way as you pursue a divorce. From helping you establish grounds for divorce to resolving divorce-related issues such as child custody and support, I will focus on obtaining a favorable resolution.

To discuss your divorce options with me in a free consultation, call 662-260-6646 or contact me online today.

Grounds For Divorce In Mississippi

Grounds for divorce in Mississippi are:

  • Natural impotency
  • Adultery
  • Being sentenced to the penitentiary and not being pardoned before being sent there
  • Willful, continued and obstinate desertion for the space of one year
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Habitual and excessive use of opium, morphine or other similar drugs
  • Habitual cruel and inhuman treatment, such as domestic violence
  • Insanity or idiocy at the time of marriage, if the party complaining did not know of such infirmity
  • Marriage to some other person at the time of the pretended marriage between the parties
  • Pregnancy of the wife by another person at the time of the marriage, if the husband did not know of the pregnancy
  • Either party may have a divorce if they are related to each other within the degree of kindred between whom marriage is prohibited by law
  • Incurable insanity

We can discuss what each of these grounds means in greater detail at our first consultation. In some cases, a psychological exam or medical evidence may be needed. While some grounds for divorce are more difficult to prove than others, I will do everything in my power to present your case and find a solution that is in your best interests.

More Than 40 Years Of Divorce Experience

To schedule your free initial consultation with me, your Tupelo area divorce attorney, contact my law firm today.