Compassionate Greenville Child Custody Attorneys Serving Parents in Mississippi and Arkansas
Going through a child custody or child visitation dispute can be emotionally challenging for everyone involved. Parents need to be able to protect their custody rights. Unfortunately, getting custody is not always as easy as simply going to a local family law court and asking for it. At the Harris Law Firm, PLLC, our dedicated family law attorneys have extensive experience handling complex child custody cases. If you need child custody help in Mississippi or Arkansas, please contact our family law attorneys today.
Understanding the Best Interests of the Child Legal Standard
State court generally handles custody disputes. Under both Mississippi law (Mississippi Code § 93-5-24) and Arkansas law (Arkansas Code § 9-13-101) the ‘best interests of the child’ standard controls custody cases. There are some minor differences between the two states, but family law courts in both will resolve child custody disagreements by finding the arrangement that best for the child. When resolving these cases, family law courts will consider many different factors, including:
- The physical safety of the child;
- The psychological and emotional well-being of the child;
- The positive emotional and social development of the child; and
- For older children, their own desires regarding living arrangement.
To prevail in a child custody cases, parents will need to prove to the court that they are fully prepared to provide the best possible atmosphere for their child. Our Greenville child custody lawyers have deep experience handling cases under this standard. We have the skills and experience needed to help you present a compelling case.
We Will Find the Best Solution for You and Your Family
Our legal team fully understands that issues involving your children are extremely sensitive. We always work hard to craft child custody and visitation arrangements that are the best fit for you and your family. In these types of cases, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions.
Child custody disputes do not have to be intense battles that leave all parties with hurt feelings and damaged relationships. In many cases, mutually acceptable agreements are possible. Our Greenville, MS child custody lawyers have experience working with mediators and therapists and have helped many families find collaborative solutions.
At the same time, we also know that your former partner might not be willing to reach a fair agreement. We are always ready to fight aggressively to protect your parental rights. Nothing should come between you and your relationship with your child.
Contact Our Greenville Child Custody Attorneys Today
Our compassionate family law lawyers have extensive experience handling difficult child custody cases. The Harris Law Firm focuses on results. We want to help you. If you are currently involved in a child custody dispute, please contact our law firm for a free and confidential case evaluation. With an office in the heart of Greenville, we represent family law clients throughout the greater Mississippi Delta region, including in the state of Arkansas.