Southaven Divorce and Family Law Attorney

In Mississippi, there is no such thing as a no-fault divorce. Instead, spouses must provide the family court with a reason why the marriage failed, or a divorce will not be granted.

In an uncontested divorce, the spouses may agree to state "irreconcilable differences" as the reason. This course usually results in a reasonably quick and easy dissolution to the marriage.

If one spouse refuses to consent to a divorce, however, the divorce is considered to be contested. The spouse who wants the divorce must prove that the other party has somehow failed to fulfill a marital obligation. This "fault" can involve adultery, abandonment or the (broadly interpreted) assertion of "cruel and inhumane treatment."

At Hughes Law Group, PLLC, in Southaven, Mississippi, we are familiar with the quirks and requirements of Mississippi divorce law. Our experienced divorce and family law attorney, John Hughes, can assist any client in not only getting a Mississippi divorce, but doing so against objections that require proof of fault.

Whether you are seeking a quick and clean divorce or want to extricate yourself from a marriage that involves complicated financial, business or child care issues, he and our dedicated law office staff can help you.

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Hughes Law Group, PLLC, also assists clients who seek legal solutions to other family challenges involving:

  • Child custody and visitation schedules
  • Child support payments
  • Spousal maintenance (alimony) following a divorce
  • Separate maintenance (alimony in the case of a legal separation)
  • Modifications of court orders for family support, custody and visitation
  • Adoptions of minor children by family members, grandparents, stepparents and guardians
  • Guardianships for minor children and disabled/incapacitated adults
  • Paternity testing and child legitimation to establish a parent's rights and obligations toward a child (as well as the child's rights to parental benefits and assets)
  • Debt elimination prior to or following a divorce, through a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy

We also assist clients in establishing estate plans and resolving probate matters. We can draft your will, trust, health care directive, "living will" or other planning document and defend it against legal challenges.

Tough in Court, Tenacious in Negotiations | Finding Common Ground in Family Legal Matters

Mr. Hughes is an experienced and tough trial lawyer who aggressively protects his clients' interests in court. However, he is also a reasonable legal counselor who, when possible, guides his clients to negotiated solutions that save money, time and emotional stress.

Sometimes, meeting a client's need in negotiations means establishing evidence that will encourage the sides to move in the desired direction; other times, it requires defusing tensions so both sides can begin a constructive dialogue.

If there is common ground, attorney Hughes can help you find it and achieve a settlement without spending a fortune on attorney fees and wasting precious emotional energy in a court battle.

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For more information or to discuss your divorce or family legal options with a lawyer at Hughes Law Office, PLLC, contact the firm online or by calling 662-404-8435.

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