Mississippi Property Distribution Laws

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Mississippi Property Distribution

In a Mississippi divorce action, a court will apply the "equitable distribution" system of dividing separate and marital property. All marital property will be divided in an equitable manner. I dividing marital property, the Mississippi divorce Court will consider the following factors: 
  • a spouse's substantial contribution to the accumulation of property;

  • the degree to which a spouse has previously expended or disposed of any marital property; 

  • the market and emotional value of the property in question;

  • the value of any non-marital or separate property; 

  • the tax consequences of the division of property; 

  • the extent to which property division may eliminate the need for alimony or any other future friction between the parties;

  • the needs of the party, considering income, assets, and earning capacity; and

  • any other equitable factors.

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