Needing an estimate on how long it takes for contested divorce to go to trial. How long does spouse have to respond after being served? How soon will it go to court? Is mediation required? No children. Can't agree on anything.
In Mississippi a complaint for divorce must be filed on the clerk's docket for at least sixty (60) days before a divorce can be finalized. The deadline for a spouse to respond to a complaint depends on the type of complaint that is filed; in some cases 14 days, in others 30 days. Mediation is not required in Lafayette County; other counties will depend on the trial judge's preference for the parties to mediate.
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