Mississippi Alimony / Spousal Support

Mississippi alimony, also referred to as maintenance or spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

The goal of the court in awarding spousal support is to set an alimony amount that will provide the recipient with close to the same standard of living as experienced in the marriage.

Types of Alimony in Mississippi: Factors Considered in the Award of Alimony in Mississippi: Modification of Alimony in Mississippi:

Lump sum alimony cannot later be modified. It is not affected by the death or remarriage of either spouse. Periodic alimony can be modified if there is a change in circumstances such as special hardship, or emergency siturations. The courts will not consider a modification if the paying spouse purposely changes their circumstance to avoid alimony.

Missisppi statutes for alimony can be found here: Mississippi Code

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