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What is an "Irreconcilable Differences Divorce"?
Mississippi law allows a divorce on grounds of irreconcilable difference which is sometimes called "no fault." In order to get a divorce that way, each party must consent to the divorce and must either:
The keys to an irreconcilable differences divorce are consent and agreement. It works well when parties have few assets and no children or when the parties act reasonably and are willing to compromise. Unfortunately, many couples who are contemplating divorce are already past the point of reasonableness and compromise. If one party insists on terms that are not agreeable to the other, the other party may withhold his or her consent and the divorce cannot be granted on irreconcilable differences. In that event, one party must sue the other and claim a "fault ground."
In order to file for divorce, one spouse must be a resident of Mississippi for at least six months before filing for divorce. However, for a divorce action, a person who is in the armed forces and stationed in Mississippi is considered to be a resident.
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