Distinguished Family Law Attorney Helps DeSoto County Clients Resolve Tough Issues
Knowledgeable counsel on child custody, child support, alimony, and equitable distribution in Northern Mississippi
No matter why your marriage is ending, it is in your best interests to hire a divorce attorney to guide you through the dissolution process. At The Waldrop Firm, P.C., I have more than two decades of experience advocating for the rights of divorcing spouses throughout DeSoto County. I provide you with personalized attention and aggressively uphold your rights and interests until your divorce is finalized. I take the time to completely understand your situation and provide you with dedicated counsel on property division, alimony, child custody, and child support. Whether your breakup is amicable or contentious, I am determined to seek the best possible result.
Skilled lawyer advocates for the rights of divorce clients in Mississippi
Any divorce can be trying for all parties involved. If you are considering divorce, your first goal should be to retain competent counsel. My firm focuses on safeguarding your rights and interests while preserving the well-being of your children. Throughout DeSoto County, I help clients understand the following aspects of divorce law in Mississippi:
- Filing for divorce — To file for divorce in Mississippi, you or your spouse must be a resident of the state for at least six months. Since Mississippi is a no-fault divorce state, you may end your marriage by claiming irreconcilable differences. Alternatively, you may file a divorce based on fault grounds by alleging that your spouse acted in a manner that led to the breakdown of your union. My firm quickly reviews your case and determines your best option for moving forward.
- Alimony — Alimony, sometimes referred to as spousal support, is payment made from one spouse to another after a divorce. Mississippi recognizes two forms of alimony: lump sum and periodic payment. When representing you, I ensure your alimony agreement is just and equitable.
- Property division — When it comes to property division, Mississippi is an equitable distribution state. This means that during your divorce, the court will divide your marital property and assets in a manner that is fair, but not necessarily equal. If you are seeking an uncontested divorce, I can help you and your spouse come to an agreement on how to divide your marital home, bank accounts, stocks, and marital debt. In the event that your divorce is contested, you can count on me to fight aggressively to protect your property and assets.
By carefully reviewing the details of your case, I am able to provide you with strong recommendations on the best way for you to end your marriage and begin rebuilding your life.
Experienced attorney protects your child’s best interests
Issues related to child custody, visitation, and child support lead to more arguments than any other aspect of divorce. At my firm, I strive to protect both your parental rights and the best interests of your child by guiding you through:
- Child custody — When determining custody in Mississippi, the court’s top priority is protecting the health and well-being of the child. While the court has the discretion to award sole legal or physical custody to one parent, it aims to order a joint custody arrangement whenever doing so would not be detrimental or dangerous to the child.
- Visitation — If you are the noncustodial parent, you should be allowed to spend quality time with your child. I can work closely with you to create a sound visitation plan that details a residential schedule, vacation schedule, and holiday schedule.
- Child support — Child support is a court-ordered payment made by the noncustodial parent to the custodial parent to take care of a divorced couple’s children. The amount is based on state guidelines that take several factors into consideration. If your situation changes substantially, I can help you to seek a support modification through the court.
Marriages end for a variety of reasons. With the guidance of a skilled attorney, you and your spouse may be able to part ways in a timely and non-hostile manner, minimizing the effect your divorce has on each of you and your children.
Contact a well-respected divorce lawyer serving DeSoto County
The Waldrop Firm, P.C. provides Northern Mississippi residents with high-quality divorce counsel, handling child custody, child support, alimony, and property division matters. Please call 901-567-8341 or contact my firm online to schedule a free initial consultation at my Germantown, Tennessee office.