Senate passes two bills to add to grounds for divorce

A couple of new grounds for divorce that caused a ruckus in the Mississippi Senate last year quietly passed this year.

If the House concurs, separation and domestic violence will be added to the list of 12 grounds for divorce in the state.

“If you remember last year, we discuss this bill at length,” said Sen. Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport, who presented the bill. “We met with Sen. (Angela) Turner and other people who had some concerns and limited it to the point where it’s two people trying to get a divorce, they’ve been separated for two years and there are no children under the age 18 still living at home.”