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Divorce Law in Gulfport

Legal Divorce Assistance in Mississippi from Experienced Gulfport Lawyers


Whether you are pursuing or facing a divorce, retaining an accomplished attorney is one of the most essential steps you can take. Issues can arise unexpectedly even in the most amicable divorces can lead to heated arguments, disputes and litigation.

Boyce Holleman & Associates have a reputation for being expert and successful trial lawyers. We are also compassionate and understanding. We can guide you through every aspect of the divorce process from the moment we accept your case.


The majority of spouses who separate choose uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces take less time and considerably less expensive than contested divorce. Uncontested divorces can only occur if both parties are able to agree on issues like spousal support, child support, child custody and the division of property and assets. Uncontested divorce is easier on all parties, including the children. Uncontested divorce can also allow you and your spouse to part ways in a peaceful and non-hostile manner.


Uncontested divorce is more common, because many couples are unable to agree on issues like spousal support, child support, child custody, and property division. If this is the case with you and your spouse, then you must settle your differences by retaining an experienced attorney. Since aggressive litigation may occur, it is in your best interests to hire a skilled Gulfport divorce lawyer at Boyce Holleman and Associates.


In Mississippi, you may file for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. However, in order for the court to recognize the dissolution, both you and your spouse must sign a written agreement that acknowledges the grounds and establishes who shall provide custody and maintenance if any children.

List of other grounds for divorce in Mississippi:

  • Natural impotency
  • Adultery
  • Cruel and inhumane treatment
  • Insanity or idiocy at the time of marriage, if the party complaining did not know of such infirmity
  • Being sentenced to a penitentiary
  • Abandonment
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Habitual and excessive use of opium, morphine or other like drug
  • Marriage to some other person at the time of the pretended marriage between the parties
  • Pregnancy of the wife by another person at the time of the marriage, if the husband did not know of such pregnancy
  • Spouses may seek divorce if it is discovered that they are related to each other
  • Incurable insanity


For more than 60 years, Boyce Holleman & Associates has provided the community with competent and experienced legal counsel for divorce and family law matters. To schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated lawyers, call us 24/7 at 228-863-3142 or via our convenient online form. We have flexible office hours, readily available parking and are located near public transportation.


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