with a very strong vote."It's disappointing to me, and I'm sure it's even more disappointing to those victims of domestic violence who are out there in the state of Mississippi that need some help getting out of a marriage."Gipson said the Senate bill on separation as a ground "would allow somebody for any reason just to leave, go find another mate or whatever and be gone for two years and have a ground for divorce against the innocent party.""I don't think that's good policy, and I didn't have enough time to work through all the implications of how we might address those concerns."Gipson said, "The law already provides a ground for divorce for habitual cruel and inhuman treatment, which would include domestic assault." He said the way the Senate bill is worded, domestic abuse, is too broad and vague and "to me the way it's worded could possibly be interpreted that if someone raised their voice at their spouse, is that domestic assault? If that's the case, then a lot of people would have a ground for divorce in Mississippi."A judge may grant a divorce in Mississippi if a spouse proves any of 12 grounds — including natural impotency, adultery, habitual drunkenness or drug use, or habitual cruel and inhuman treatment.
However, proving the grounds is generally difficult and expensive, with many requiring "clear and convincing evidence." In practice, the "habitual" part of cruel and inhuman means an abused spouse has to take more than one beating, and experts say a spouse who leaves home — perhaps to a shelter — then returns home is often considered to have "condoned" the violence and has lost that ground until the violence happens again."Victims of domestic violence suffer from our current divorce system," Sandy Middleton, director of the Center for Violence Prevention, said recently.
I've spent over ,000 in expenses and lawyers' fees."Dear said he and his erstwhile wife could not reach agreement on financial terms, so the divorce dragged on.
It clogs the courts and costs taxpayers with cases that can drag on and on.
My problem is that being with someone other than my former husband still feels like cheating.
It's a love letter of sorts, in that the guy who wrote it was genuinely interested in her. My problem is not the men I meet, though living in a rural Pennsylvania makes it difficult to meet anyone who doesn't spend his weekends in camouflage tracking deer.This self-reflection often includes reading up on love and relationships to make sure you are wiser and better equipped for relationship success. I switch gender and take a look at what I would see if I were a bloke. After the passing of my wife of 31 years, I found myself alone for the first time in my life.Simon and Garfunkel's song title is applicable to the turbulent boomer dating waters. I have been rejected by my first two online dating hopefuls. My choices: spend the rest of my life living alone or jump into the over-50 dating pool.'The Brooklyn-born beauty spent her special day with balloons, an ultra-sheer Thai Nguyen gown, and her growing boy at the BET Awards ceremony.'Sometimes [Kiyan] just looks at me and he shakes his head,' said Anthony, who has no plans for more children.'"Mom, where are you going? Andy Gipson on Tuesday killed two divorce-law reform bills without a vote, saying he was worried allowing domestic abuse and lengthy separation as grounds would "open the floodgate" and cause more divorces."Given our high divorce rate in this state, the floodgate is already open — we don't need to completely tear it down," said Gipson, R-Braxton, chairman of the House Judiciary B Committee and a Baptist preacher who said his personal conviction is, "we need to find ways to strengthen marriages, not further ways to erode them."Gipson told committee members he had received many calls from people about the divorce bills and "learned a lot more about our divorce laws than I ever thought I would." But he said he has some "fundamental concerns" about the current proposals and wants more time to consider changes. Kent Dear, 73, of Jackson, who has been trying to get a divorce for 10 years come May, was flabbergasted. But after nearly a year of waiting, that hasn't happened yet, Dear said."We have no kids," Dear said. The point is, after nearly 10 years of separation, we're still not divorced. Many experts say Mississippi's antiquated divorce laws trap spouses and children in abusive situations and-or financial limbo.