Going through the divorce process can be overwhelming, especially if you have children. As you make important decisions about your family’s future, you’ll seek to ensure that your children continue to enjoy stability and support moving forward. Determining child custody arrangements can be particularly challenging, especially if you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have wildly different views. Working with an experienced family law attorney throughout the process can give you the reassurance and confidence you need to weather the storm and trust that your children will enjoy a bright and secure future.
Mississippi judges will examine several important factors when determining child custody arrangements. Most importantly, a judge will consider what the child needs in order to thrive. The court will look at the age of the child, the quality of the child’s relationship with each parent, the child’s health or other special needs, and other significant factors. Additionally, the judge will evaluate the financial situations of each parent, their ability to provide a stable home environment for the child, their work schedules, and other details that may influence how well each parent will be able to care for the child. Ultimately, the judge will decide whether to award physical and/or legal custody to one or both parents. In cases where one parent is awarded full physical custody, the judge will likely attempt to establish a visitation schedule with the non-custodial parent, creating opportunities for both parents to spend quality time with the child.
At the Law Offices of Rusty Williard, we recognize that child custody matters can be emotional and challenging to navigate. That’s why we are committed to treating you with the compassion and care you need during this turbulent time. Whether you need help negotiating a fair child custody agreement, or you wish to modify the terms of an existing agreement, we’re here to guide you through the process and answer your questions along the way. Reach out today to get started with an experienced and dedicated family law attorney.