Legal Question in Family Law in Mississippi

contest divorce

My husband and I have been married 14 years. He is in the military. He wants a divorce and says we had problems. He did not make me aware of any problems. He just said he doesn't want to be married anymore. He has has 3 affairs that I know of and I believe that he is involved with some one currently. He has a lot of hangups and I know that he needs counseling. He will not agree to go. We have a 14 year old son. I do not want a divorce and he seems confused. What are my options? Can I contest the divorce?

Asked on 5/23/09, 5:15 pm

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Albert Pettigrew Law Offices Ph 228-875-8736
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Re: contest divorce

You can contest the divorce. But, you should do everything you can to quickly preserve all evidence of adultery and regarding the assets. Then sue for separate maintenance and divorce in the alternative, and include in your petition a request for custody, exclusive use of the home, temporary alimony, and temporary support. With this, you can negotiate from your strongest position.

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