POST OFFICE BOX 3129
TUPELO, MS 38803-3129
(662) 205-4749 Local
Middleton & Tinsley Law Firm, PLLC
At Middleton & Tinsley Law Firm, as divorce lawyers we understand how complex marriage, divorce and related legal matters can be. Our divorce attorneys work closely with clients to help them get through what may be the most exciting and challenging times of their lives.
We're Here to Help
If you're about to get married or are going through a divorce, you probably have a lot weighing on your mind. When you work with a lawyer from our firm, we will guide you through the legal issues related to your marriage or divorce so that you can focus on moving forward with your life. Regardless of whether you are filing divorce in Tupelo, MS or any other location around North Mississippi, an attorney from our team can:
Whether contested or uncontested (Irreconcilable Differences Divorce, commonly called No Fault Divorce) it is important that you have advice on how to protect your rights and interest. It is important to have a well-informed, concerned, and determined attorney to guide you.
Irreconcilable Differences Divorce / No Fault Divorce
We will explain the process, and guide you through necessary paperwork. Also, we can assist you with understanding, countering, and modifying an agreement prepared by another firm. Seek advice; make sure you know what you are signing.
There are four types of alimony available under Mississippi law: periodic alimony, lump sum alimony, rehabilitative alimony, and reimbursement alimony.
The purpose of periodic alimony is for support of the receiving spouse indefinitely. It may terminate upon the remarriage of the receiving spouse or the death of the paying spouse. It may be modified by increasing, decreasing, or terminating the award.
Lump Sum Alimony
Lump sum alimony differs in that it is not subject to modification, unless one of the parties committed fraud. It becomes an obligation of the estate of the paying spouse in the event death occurs before payment is completed. Lump sum alimony is intended as an equalizer between the parties to serve equity amongst them completely, once and for all. It may be payable in a single lump sum or fixed periodic installments.
Rehabilitative alimony allows one party to receive support from the other for a fixed period of time. Its purpose is to allow the recipient to start anew without becoming destitute. Rehabilitative alimony may be modified by increasing, decreasing, or terminating the award.
Reimbursement alimony, is available to the spouse that supported the other in obtaining training or education which carries the possibility of future earnings, but which has not yet produced substantial property for division.
Contact us today to speak with a family law attorney about your needs and concerns. We're here to help with: