The Compassionate Child Custody And Support Representation You Need
Going through a divorce or separation can be even more difficult when you share children with your spouse. You may have concerns about how your children will process the changes, who they will live with or worry about taking care of them financially on your own. You need a knowledgeable and experienced child custody and support attorney to stand by your side.
For over 15 years, I have advocated for parents, children and all types of families in Ocean Springs. I understand how overwhelming the legal process can be, especially when your children are on the line. At Silin Law Firm PLLC, I will take the time to thoroughly examine all your documents to help you understand your options. I will act as an unwavering ally at the negotiation table or in the courtroom. You can trust me to fight tirelessly to protect your best interests.
Helping You Find A Child Custody Arrangement That Suits Your Entire Family
In Mississippi, the court can award parents legal and physical custody. A parent with legal custody has the ability to make important decisions about their child’s life, including their education, medical care, religious upbringing and extracurricular activities. Physical custody refers to which parent the child will live with.
The court can award custody in a variety of ways, including granting parents joint legal and physical custody, granting joint legal custody and sole physical custody or any other arrangement that will be in the best interests of the child.
The court will consider a variety of factors when making child custody determinations, including:
- The child’s age and preference if they are old enough
- Which parent served as the primary caretaker
- The physical and mental health of both parents
- The parent’s emotional ties to the child and parenting skills
As part of your divorce proceeding, you will have an opportunity to develop a parenting plan and custody arrangement before a formal hearing. This can occur through negotiations or mediation. I will take the time to thoroughly review your case and help you negotiate a custody arrangement that is in the best interests of your entire family.
Understanding Mississippi Child Support Guidelines
In Mississippi, child support payments are based on the income of the non-custodial parent. Typically, courts will require the parent without custody to pay child support to the custodial parent. However, in joint custody arrangements, who pays child support will depend on the parent’s financial situation.
The amount paid is based on a percentage of the payor’s income, for example, 14% of gross adjusted income will go toward one child. However, the court will determine final amounts based on your family’s unique circumstances, such as medical care. At Silin Law Firm PLLC, I can assist paying parents and custodial parents with child support arrangements and modifications.
Let’s Work Together To Protect Your Best Interests
As one of the few law firms in the Ocean Springs area that has experience assisting same-sex couples, I understand the challenges families of all kinds face in child custody and support cases. I will always treat your family and case with the respect and compassion you deserve. To schedule a consultation, call me at 228-215-3080 or complete my online contact form to get in touch.