When you are faced with child support issues; having problems because you are being blocked from visiting your child; or want to fight for child custody, we are here for you. You will receive a thorough explanation and analysis of the issues that you are faced with so that the best decision can be made with you on how to move forward.
FATHER'S RIGHTS - VISITATION, CUSTODY AND SUPPORT
Research shows children who have strong relationships with their fathers tend to perform better in school, have healthier relationships with others, and make better choices overall than children who do not maintain strong bonds with their fathers.
When it comes to child custody and visitation, a common misconception is that the father always gets the short end of the stick. Actually, this is not the case. Fathers are entitled to the same rights that mothers are, and the court system has a fairly objective system for determining these rights, which is called the “best interest of the child” standard. Studies have shown that children who have strong male role models perform better in school, make better decisions, and are more successful in life. Judges want both parents to be actively involved in their child's life as much as possible. It goes a long way to show the court that you are respectful to the other parent; willing to communicate openly for the best interests of your child, and willing to do whatever it takes to be in your child's life.
We are the best choice to help you to fight for your child and shift any intrinsic biases and prejudices of the court to your favor and help you secure the rights you deserve.
Sometimes months or years go by and things are going smoothly, then out of the blue the mother of your child starts to come up with excuses about why you can't see your child during your regular times. Maybe for no reason she says that the child does not want to visit with you. While there could be many explanations about why this is happening, this is not fair and certainly would not be allowed by any Court. Unless you are involved in criminal activity; using illegal drugs; or have a violent track record, you have an absolute right to enjoy a full visitation schedule with your child or children. Call us today to discuss your case.
Under the law, every child has a right to be supported and maintained by the people who are responsible for their being here. In the State of Mississippi there is a schedule that set's out exactly what percentage of your adjusted net income must be paid towards supporting your child or children. For example, for one child, you pay 14% of your adjusted gross income in child support, for two children, its 20%; for three children its 22%. Adjusted gross income means what is left over after mandatory deductions are substracted from your gross pay. The common rule of thumb is that if you can opt out of a deduction, you cannot deduct it for child support purposes. If you are being sued for child support or want to begin to pay support for your child, contact us for further information so that we can help you get this child support matter resolved.
Father's Rights and Child Custody
Child custody matters are very important in any case. It is important for you to sit down with an attorney whom you trust to review each and every factor the court considers in order for you to know how or if to proceed with a court battle for custody. The Mississippi child custody factors include the following: age and sex of child; parent with continuity of care; parenting skills; parent most willing to provide primary child care; parent's employment responsibilities; parent's physical and mental health; emotional ties between parent and child; moral fitness of the parties; home, school and community record of the child; preference of the child age 12 and over; and stability of the parents' homes.
Call us today to set up a free consultation and child custody evaluation for your custody case.
Call: (228) 574-6201 (Susan)
Serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast