Mississippi Divorce Laws | Property Settlement

Mississippi

Mississippi is one of the rare states that still operate as a “title” state. Each spouse retains his or her property for which they have title. There are no statutory provisions in Mississippi divorce law for considerations regarding property division. However, Mississippi has judicially adopted the “equitable division” systems of property division. Recent court decisions have allowed for a wife’s contributions to the acquisition of assets to provide the court with authority to divide any jointly accumulated assets on an “equitable” basis. A 1994 case (Ferguson v. Ferguson) spelled out a set of factors for the equitable division of marital property:

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