Seeking Fair Solutions Through Divorce Litigation

Ending a marriage is rarely an easy decision, and the decisions that follow it are often difficult, as well. Sometimes it isAmy Pietrowskipossible to reach decisions about child support, child custody, and asset division through negotiation or mediation. However, if that is not the case, it is imperative to hire an attorney who understands family law litigation and puts your interests first.

My name is Amy Pietrowski, and I am the founding attorney for Pietrowski Law Practice. As a divorced mother, I understand family law issues from a personal point of view. I am also a Marine veteran of the Gulf War, so I appreciate the stresses that active-duty service members are under and the complexity of military divorce cases. As your lawyer, you can count on me to be responsive and empathetic to your situation, but to also aggressively represent your side of the divorce when you are in court.

Facts About Divorce In Mississippi

Knowledge is power in a divorce. Understanding how state law treats divorcing couples can help you assess your situation and ask for the conditions in your divorce agreement that will help you succeed after it is finalized. Here are a few basic things to know about how divorces are conducted in our state:

  1. A divorcing couple can jointly ask to end their marriage on grounds of "irreconcilable differences" or one spouse can ask to divorce the other on grounds such as bigamy, adultery, substance abuse or cruelty.
  2. The courts use guidelines based upon the income levels of both spouses to determine child support contribution levels. Both parents of a child are expected to contribute to his or her well-being.
  3. Mississippi is an equitable distribution state in terms of asset division. That means that the court will evaluate the finances of both parties to determine a fair, but not necessarily equal, distribution of all property acquired during the marriage.

Bring Your Divorce-Related Questions To My Firm

I serve family law clients throughout northern Mississippi. To schedule a free case consultation, call 662-372-1622, stop by my offices in Oxford, or send me an email.