No-Fault Grounds: Irreconcilable differences (60 day waiting period)
Residency Requirements: Filing party must be a resident of the state for at least 6 months prior to filing.
Legal Separation Recognized? Not required.
Property Distribution: Mississippi is an “equitable distribution” state, which means the court will distribute the marital property “in an equitable manner” if the parties can’t agree on their own. Separate property (property acquired prior to the marriage, as a gift or through inheritance) is not included in property distribution.
Alimony: Alimony may be awarded to either party and is at the discretion of the judge.
Grounds for Annulment: A marriage may be annuled for any one of the following causes:
(a) Incurable impotency.
(b) Insanity or idiocy of either or both parties. Action of an insane spouse may be brought by guardian or in the absence thereof by next friend, provided suit be brought within six (6) months after marriage.
(d) When either of the parties to a marriage is incapable of consenting to marriage, or is incapable of entering into a marriage, or the consent of either party is obtained by force or fraud.
(e) Pregnancy of the wife by another person, if the husband did not know of such pregnancy.
Filing for annulment under subsections (d) and (e) must occur within six (6) months after the issue is identified. (source: mscode.com)
Related Statutes: Mississippi State Divorce Code (Title 93, Chapter 5): mscode.com
Also See: Mississippi Marriage Laws