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Divorce Attorney in Olive Branch, Mississippi

Your Guide Toward a Fresh Start

At Burgoyne Law Offices, our attorney, Garry M. Burgoyne, knows that when marriages end, emotions can take control. Our goal is to help you set aside the emotional aspects of divorce and focus on making the best decisions for your future by acting as your guide as you work toward a fresh start.

Whether Your Divorce Is Simple or Complex,
We Protect Your Interests

Our law firm can represent you during your divorce, regardless of its complexity. Whether you have been married for months or decades and have few assets or multiple properties, our experienced attorney can ensure the protection of your assets and, when children are involved, your parent-child relationships.

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Understanding Your Divorce Options

In both Mississippi and Tennessee, you can file either a no-fault divorce or a fault-based divorce. In a no-fault divorce, you and your spouse agree that your marriage cannot continue, and you agree on the terms of your divorce settlement. In a fault-based divorce, in which you sue for divorce, you must cite one of the grounds allowed by your state of residence as the reason for the end of your marriage. Common grounds include:

  • Abandonment

  • Adultery

  • Incarceration

  • Cruel and inhumane treatment

The grounds listed above are only four of 12 grounds for divorce in Mississippi. In Tennessee, the above are four of 15 possible grounds. If you are unsure which type of divorce or which of the grounds for divorce are appropriate for your situation, our lawyer can explain what each means and help you determine which best fits your circumstances.

The Many Aspects of Divorce

Divorce can involve a litany of issues. For many of our clients, property division is a major concern because both Mississippi and Tennessee are equitable distribution states. This means that marital property will be divided equitably, which does not necessarily mean equally. Attorney Burgoyne will work with you to build a divorce agreement that is fair and will meet the court’s requirements for approval.

For other clients, alimony or paternity and other child-related matters take precedence, such as child custody and child support. Whether your concern is your financial well-being after your divorce or your ability to continue to play a major role in your children’s lives, we will work to help you find a solution that protects the things you consider most important.

Learn About Our Approach to Divorce

If you would like to learn more about how we approach the divorce process, we invite you to contact our law office in Olive Branch. We serve the surrounding areas, including Southaven, Memphis, and Hernando. To schedule your first meeting with our lawyer, call us.