Gulfport Divorce Attorneys

Gulfport, MS Divorce Lawyers Protecting What's Important to You

Holcomb & Russell provides personalized and compassionate legal support to residents throughout the Gulfport, MS area who are facing divorce. With over a decade of combined experience, our legal team will fight for your interests inside and outside the courtroom.

 Divorce can be one of life’s most stressful and painful experiences. Many critical decisions must be made in a short period that can impact your life for years to come. While you may wish for the entire ordeal to be done and over for good, it would be a mistake to make hasty decisions, especially when children and assets are involved. 

Our law firm values your trust and will make your family law issues a priority. For assistance in all divorce-related matters in Gulfport and the surrounding area, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. 

 

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Even if you and your spouse agree on most issues, divorce is a sensitive matter. When you can’t reach a consensus, the process can be incredibly contentious. Making decisions in the heat of the moment is never something we recommend. There’s simply too much at stake. 

The Gulfport Divorce lawyers at Holcomb & Russell are sensitive to the needs of clients going through this difficult life change. We urge you to take advantage of our knowledge and experience as we guide you through this complex and emotional process. 

Reach out at (228) 332-3902 or use the form to the right to schedule your free consultation. Our law firm has offices located in Biloxi and Bay St. Louis for your convenience. 

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Our Gulfport, MS Divorce Lawyers Can Help

Divorce and other family law matters can quickly become overwhelming and emotionally draining. You might think you are making the right choices for yourself and your children, but emotions can cloud your judgment and leave you with an agreement that is unfair and unalterable. 

The family law attorneys at Holcomb & Russell bring the voice of reason and a strategic perspective to your situation. Even more important, we genuinely care about your outcome and future. If you are facing divorce in the Gulfport, MS area, contact our office to learn more about how we can help. 

What Mississippi Law Says About Divorce

If you plan to end your marriage, various aspects of Mississippi law will play a role in the outcome of your case. Similar to other states that have a “no-fault” divorce rule, there is a divorce by consent rule in Mississippi if you are in complete agreement on all issues of property division, child custody, and support.

If you are not in agreement on all of the issues, it will be a contested divorce. 

In a Mississippi no-fault divorce, the grounds for divorce could be irreconcilable differences. But Mississippi law also allows for fault-based divorce on grounds such as:

  • Adultery
  • Alcoholism or drug abuse
  • Insanity
  • Incarceration
  • Impotence
  • Incest
  • Lack of capacity
  • Abuse
  • Desertion for at least one year

The family law court or better known as, the Chancery court, can take some of these factors into consideration when ruling on other issues, such as child custody and support. 

Child Custody, Visitation, and Support

One of the most difficult aspects of ending a marriage is the impact it has on the children. Our Gulfport child custody and support lawyers are sensitive to the ways family law cases affect children and parents. Our goal is always to help you find the best outcome with the least stress for all involved. 

If divorcing couples are unable to agree on matters related to child custody, visitation, and child support, the court will do it for them. The first decision is who will have physical and legal custody of your children. Physical custody refers to where the children will live, and legal custody refers to who has the right to make decisions for the child on education, health, religion, and basic welfare. 

Both parents in Mississippi are required to financially support their children. But the level of support can be a contentious issue. The non-custodial parent generally must pay child support to the parent who spends the most time with the child.

 A skilled attorney can help you reach an agreement that is appropriate for your circumstances, asserts your parental rights, and is in the best interests of your children. 

Property and Alimony Issues During a Mississippi Divorce

When you get divorced, your financial security is likely one of your primary concerns for the short and long-term. Mississippi is an equitable distribution state, meaning assets and property of the marriage are divided fairly but not necessarily equally. 

A Chancery Court Judge will be the one to decide whether the division of assets is fair. Some of the factors they will consider are the length of the marriage and the individual contributions that each spouse made during the union. If the property is one spouse’s name, however, they will generally be able to retain that property during divorce.

When one spouse will be at a significant financial disadvantage after divorce, spousal support payments may be necessary. Also referred to as alimony, these can be either temporary or permanent payments. 

The purpose of spousal support is to provide the recipient with the same standard of living they experienced during the marriage. Some of the factors used in determining a fair amount for these payments include the income and expenses of both spouses and the circumstances of the divorce. 

With both asset division and alimony, you have the opportunity to negotiate agreements with your spouse as part of your divorce agreement. If you can’t reach a consensus, these items may need to be litigated. For divorce clients in the Gulfport / Biloxi area, our law firm can provide the qualified assistance you need both inside and outside the courtroom.