Settling the question of child custody and visitation is always a top priority in a divorce. Most parents have very firm ideas regarding the raising of their child. Few parents want to suffer any diminishment in their relationship with their child or of the importance of their voice when it comes to making decisions about their child's life.
The court will take a number of factors into consideration when making determinations regarding the awarding of:
- Legal custody — the ability to make decisions regarding legal, medical
- Physical custody — who the child primarily resides with
Both of these can be awarded jointly or to just one parent. Often, the court will award joint legal custody and sole physical custody to one parent while the other parent has visitation.
When the court makes these determinations, the key factor it looks at is the best interests of the child. The court will often also attempt to foster a sense of cooperation between the parents if possible. Minimizing conflict provides a more harmonious and stable space for the child to be raised in.
Decades of Experience and a Commitment to Providing Real Solutions
At the law offices of Law Offices of Mel Coxwell, we are committed to helping divorcing parents achieve their goals regarding child custody and visitation. We know how difficult it can be to have something as intimate as the relationship between you and your child put into such a public setting as the courts. We will work to see that you and your family are treated with dignity and respect while we work to ensure that your relationship with your child is protected.
Child Custody for Unmarried Couples
Not all child custody matters are part of a divorce. For many families, marriage has not been an element to building a family. Our firm is there to help those facing child custody disputes outside of the divorce process. We will provide the same level of exceptional service and commitment to your goals as we do to all of our clients.
Contact Brandon, Mississippi, Visitation Lawyer Mel Coxwell
When you are confronted by a child custody dispute, either as part of a divorce or as a stand-alone issue, you need experienced guidance and the representation of an advocate who can help you protect your relationship with your child. Turn to Law Offices of Mel Coxwell, for representation backed by two decades of experience. To schedule an initial consultation with our Jackson child custody lawyer, call 601-724-8723, toll free at 800-344-5992 or contact us online.