Legal Question in Criminal Law in Mississippi

I know someone that is currently incarcerated and still married. He has not even been with her since 2008. He is wanting a divorce and has asked her multiple times with no response. Is there any way that he can have it done while he is serving time? Without her!

Asked on 2/18/13, 6:02 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Timothy Matusheski Law Offices of Timothy J. Matusheski

Yes. While in jail, you can file for divorce in a Mississippi chancery court. You would not need the wife to sign the divorce petition if you allege fault based grounds for divorce.

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Answered on 7/11/13, 7:39 am

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