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Senate bill could add domestic violence as grounds for divorce in MS

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) -
There could soon be another grounds for divorce in Mississippi.
Senate Bill 24-18 adds domestic violence to the list.
The bill requires clear and convincing evidence of one or more instances of domestic violence in a marriage for a divorce to be granted. 
Right now there are only 12 excuses.
They include adultery, desertion and habitual drunkenness.
If the bill passes and is signed into law, it will take effect July 1. 
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