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Irreconcilable Differences in Mississippi - We charge only $500!

An Irreconcilable Differences divorce is one of two ways to get a divorce in the State of Mississippi.

This type of divorce focuses on a full or partial agreement between the parties to get a divorce and resolving issues relating to children of the marriage and property. Mississippi’s Irreconcilable Differences statute specifically provides that both parties must agree to a divorce on this basis and that no divorce may be entered until all custody, child support and property rights between the parties are resolved and found to be adequate by the court.


Therefore, a initial requirement for an Irreconcilable Differences divorce in Mississippi is that both parties must agree to a divorce based on Irreconcilable Differences or no divorce will be allowed by the court. In other words, a divorce in Mississippi is not available based on one party's claim that the marriage is simply broken. If the parties can agree to a divorce on the basis of Irreconcilable Differences, they have two options on how to proceed.

First, the parties may not only agree to the divorce, but also agree to settle any and all issues relating to property distribution, child custody, child support and visitation. This is by far the cheapest way to get a divorce because litigation time is eliminated and court appearances are reduced for the attorneys. Short term marriages without children and property routinely benefit from this type of divorce as there are no issues that are worthy of disputing. Our office will normally perform these types of divorces on an inexpensive flat fee basis. Longer marriages with children and property may also benefit from this method if the spouses can work together to reach a resolution independent of intervention by the court.

If children are involved then there must be an agreed Separation Agreement that addresses custody, visitation, support, and other relevant costs such as schooling. The statutory waiting period for an Irreconcilable Differences divorce in Mississippi is sixty (60) days from the time the joint complaint is filed. Moreover, at least one of the parties must have resided in the State of Mississippi for at least six (6) months prior to the filing of the divorce.

My firm has handled over a thousand agreed divorces in the past years. We can quickly prepare your documents and charge only $500. Should you need professional representation in a divorce or other family law matter, please contact Robert Cornelius at DeSoto Divorce Lawyer.

A reasonable alternative to contesting a divorce is filing on the grounds of Irreconcilable Differences:

  • Especially if you have little property to divide
  • Could be in the best interest of the children
  • Helps avoid months of emotional trauma
  • May be granted 60 days from the date of filing
  • We charge only $500 (plus filing fees) for agreed divorces.

Did you know?

Step two in property division is to value all assets. This may be as simple as looking at bank statements or other information. However, real estate appraisers, accountants or other professionals who specialize in valuation may be required to place a proper value on certain assets.