Ocean Springs Child Custody Lawyers

Child Custody In Mississippi

Issues in child custody are some of the most difficult family law matters to address. Whether you are facing a divorce, or if you and your child's co-parent were never married, finding solutions to custody disagreements can seem impossible. However, by keeping the best interests of your children in mind, and working with a skilled family law attorney, you can help ensure positive outcomes to custody matters.

At the law firm of Ellis Law Firm, we help mothers and fathers resolve issues in child custody and visitation. We have an established reputation for fighting hard for parental rights, but promoting peaceful resolutions whenever possible. As parents ourselves, we know how important your children are to you, and will do everything in our power to help you understand your legal rights and to exercise them.

Our law firm is committed to helping all types of clients in child custody matters, including grandparents, gay and lesbian parents, and any other type of nontraditional parents.

Albright Factors And How Child Custody Is Determined

In Mississippi, the court makes child custody decisions based on a number of factors, called "Albright Factors." These include details such as the child's age and sex, moral and parenting skills of each parent, each parent's willingness and ability to care for the child, the history of child care by each guardian and the stability of each parent's home, community and employment. If the child is old enough, then his or her preference may also be taken into consideration.

While courts claim to make decisions based on these factors, the majority still award mothers with custody. It is our belief that a child is best served when both parents retain involvement in his or her life, which is why we are known in our community as staunch advocates for fathers' rights.

In every case, we focus on the facts of the family law issue and work to find resolutions that set everyone up for financial and emotional success for many years to come. If you need to protect your child from a neglectful parent, or make sure you get to remain in your child's life after your divorce is final, we can help you.

What Type Of Child Custody Issues Are You Facing?

Contact our law firm to arrange an initial consultation with one of our caring family law lawyers. We can help you address any type of custody issue, including:

  • Child custody and divorce
  • Visitation rights
  • Child custody and paternity
  • Child custody modifications
  • Temporary child custody
  • Emergency child custody
  • Fathers' rights
  • Mothers' rights
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Child custody for nontraditional families

Contact Our Biloxi Visitation Attorneys

The only way to get the representation you need is to have open conversation with your attorney, so please do call us whenever you feel your future is at risk in a legal situation. Our Ocean Springs child custody attorneys can be reached by email or by telephone at 228-447-4118.

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