Divorces are extremely emotional and fact-intensive matters that require an attorney to bring the best and highest of his skills as a negotiator, a trial attorney, a psychologist and a person who understands the trauma of divorce, not only on the part of the divorcing parties, but the children that may be involved. On occasion, even the mothers and fathers of the divorcing parties.
Let’s take a quiz on divorce in Mississippi:
ANSWER: Maybe. If you have solid proof that your husband/wife committed adultery during your marriage, that is a ground for divorce. But you must prove this by “clear and convincing evidence.” Your suspicion is not enough, perhaps even their admission is not enough (they’ll deny it later), and even suspicious circumstances (flirting, leaving town for the night when the alleged paramour was out of town, too) might not be enough.
This is not to say that you have to have photographs of them in the act, but you must at least have enough evidence of motive, inclination and opportunity to convince a judge according to legal standards, if you don’t catch them in the act.
Answer: The answer is no if you are otherwise a good mother of young children. Although there is no longer in Mississippi (supposedly) the presumption that the mother is the best person to have custody of young children, you know that men cannot take adequate care of them like a mother can.
Just because a mother takes medications (which may be situational) does not disqualify her for custody of her children. It will be up to the judge to determine whether the mother’s emotional situation and other factors favor the husband getting custody of the children.
Answer: Again, as with everything in a divorce, it depends on the facts. But the real answer is No. She cannot take everything. If the court grants you a divorce, it must make an “equitable division” of your assets and must consider your basic needs to survive along with those of your children, if you have any.
Answer: The answer is yes. If the judge determines that it is in the best interests of the children, after consideration of many factors, you may be awarded custody of your children. There are many factors to consider and you must be properly advised by an experienced lawyer.
David Butts understands all these interacting relationships and emotions, and will bring to bear the skills acquired over decades to the emotional understanding of this traumatic time for all. He will not only skillfully represent his client, but strive to bring personal healing to the rift of this experience, not only for his client, but for the family.