Mississippi Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Mississippi
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Mississippi. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Mississippi online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Mississippi are as follows:

  • A spouse must be a resident of the state of Mississippi for a least 6 months prior to filing
  • If a member of the armed forces is stationed in Mississippi, he or she and his or her spouse is considered a resident
  • The divorce should be filed in the county in which either spouse resides if they are both residents and if the plaintiff is the only resident then in the county in which he or his resides

  • (Mississippi Code - Section 93 - Chapters: 5-5, 5-11)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Mississippi:

  • No Fault:
    • Irreconcilable Differences
  • Fault:
    • Impotence
    • Adultery
    • Incarceration
    • Alcohol or drugs abuse
    • Insanity for up to three years
    • Wife being pregnant by another without spouse knowing it
    • Willful desertion for at least one year
    • Cruel and inhuman treatment
    • Spouse lacking mental capacity to consent to divorce
    • Incest

    (Mississippi Code - Section 93 - Chapters: 5-1, 5-2, 5-7)

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