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Mississippi contested divorce: Fighting over child custody?

Child custody can be one of the most difficult things for divorcing couples in Mississippi to figure out. Not all parents can agree on a plan that will best serve their children. When a contested divorce involves fighting over child custody, you want someone on your side, helping you achieve the custody arrangement you feel will best serve your family's needs.

When a divorce is contested, for whatever the reason, issues that need to be resolved are generally heard by a judge. The court then gets to decide how those issues are resolved. No one really wants to give up their right to decide how their divorces will pan out, though. How you present your case in court can make all the difference between getting the divorce settlement you want and having to deal with the settlement terms your soon-to-be ex is fighting for.

When it comes to child custody, there are a couple of ways it can work out. One parent may achieve full custody or both parents may split custody. Shared custody is becoming the new standard across the country as various studies have shown that this type of arrangement is better for children -- except in cases where domestic violence, drug and/or alcohol abuse are issues. A judge will look at a number of factors before deciding what type of custody plan to award in your case. You may be able to influence a judge's decision by proposing a custody plan and why you feel it will work best for your kids.

A contested divorce can be difficult to get through; there is no doubt about it. They are time-consuming and emotionally draining. You may feel you have little to no control over the outcome. A Mississippi-based family law attorney with experience handling divorce cases in court can help you through it and help you achieve a fair and balance divorce settlement that includes an acceptable child custody plan. To learn more, please visit our firm's website. 

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