Handling All Your Child Custody Matters

Family Law Attorneys in Jackson

Nothing is more important to us than children. Our lawyers want to fight for your children’s best interests. Child custody is divided into two categories: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody concerns the time period the child resides with or is under the care of one of the parents. Legal custody concerns the decision-making rights related to a child’s education, health, and welfare.

Depending on the specific circumstances, the court may award joint physical and legal custody, which means that both parents are jointly responsible. It also may award one parent physical custody and one parent legal custody. Further, the court may award joint legal custody to both parents, with sole physical custody to just one of the parents. The parent without physical custody is known as the non-custodial parent.

At the Law Offices of Malouf & Malouf, PLLC, we maintain a family-focused philosophy. Call our Jackson child custody lawyers today at (601) 522-2222.

Determining Child Custody in Mississippi Courts

In Mississippi, both parents are presumed to be equally entitled to custody of their children. However, the most important consideration in determining child custody is the best interests of the child. Judges consider the following factors when determining child custody:

  • Age of child
  • Health and sex of child
  • Parental care provided for child prior to separation
  • Parenting skills
  • Willingness and capacity to provide primary child care
  • Employment responsibilities of parents
  • Age of parents
  • Physical and mental health of parents
  • Emotional bonds between parent and child
  • School and community record of child
  • Parental preference of child
  • Stability of the home environment
  • Moral fitness of parents

Serving Your Family as Our Own Family

Our Jackson divorce attorneys are serious about family. Comprised of several members of the Malouf family, our firm is dedicated to compassionately representing your family in their time of need. With over 60 years of combined experience, we know what it takes to get the results that your family deserves.

Contact us today for more information about how our family can serve your family. Start with a confidential case evaluation.