What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, the chancery court has jurisdiction over divorce proceedings if residency is established. Residency may be established if either party has been a bona fide resident of the state for at least 6 months. (Mississippi Code Title 93, Chapter 5, Section 5)

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