You can take a course for free where you can learn the basics of family law. Although there is no separate maintenance class, the divorce class covers the same general issues. The courses are available to everyone, regardless of your income and whether you have a lawyer. Classes are taught in English and Spanish. Take free courses for more information. Brenda Reeves left her husband Howard in February 2008, and soon after Howard sued her for separate child support. Brenda responded with a request for release, and after a hearing, the Chancellor discovered that Howard`s alcohol abuse and Brenda`s physical and emotional abuse were the immediate causes of his departure. He dismissed Howard`s claim for separate support after the February 2010 trial. In Doyle v. Doyle, 55 d.3d 1097, 1107 (Miss.App.
Many links on this page take you to this section. The information contained therein also applies to separate maintenance cases. In Goodwin v. Goodwin, 758 So.2d 384, 386 (Miss. 1999), MCSS has established that the registration of a separate maintenance order puts an end to the accumulation of interest in matrimonial property and creates a “demarcation point” that can be used by the courts to determine conjugal interests v. when the division is finally brought to justice. In Goodwin, the portion of the husband`s support account, accumulated after the separate support order was seized, was his separate property, which was not subject to equitable distribution. In Daigle v. Daigle, 626 so.2d 140, 145 (Miss. 1993) (cited Lynch v.
Lynch, 616 So.2d 294, 296 (Miss. In 1993), the Tribunal set out six factors that the court of justice must take into account in determining the amount of separate maintenance: separate maintenance is awarded to a spouse who is not guilty of the separation and who is financially dependent on the other spouse. The spouse applying for the contract must not be innocent at the time of separation; However, his behavior could not have contributed significantly to the separation. The separate pension is generally applicable in situations where one spouse wishes to remain married, but the other refuses to reconcile and have withdrawn from the home. It is essentially a judicial order for the spouse either to return home or to support his or her spouse until the marriage is reconciled. Any spouse can apply for separate alimony, but if it is ordered, it is usually granted to the spouse with a lower capacity for work. . . .