Of all the family law issues that might come up for a couple, child custody disputes can oftentimes be the most contentious. After all, parents in Mississippi always want what is best for their children, but the problem is that parents may not always agree on what is best. If a couple cannot reach an out-of-court agreement on a child custody plan, a courtroom battle may be inevitable.
However, if parents are able to make the right choices during a custody dispute, the right arrangement may be within their grasp. For starters, in almost every scenario, it is best for the child to have a relationship with both parents. That might mean that joint custody is the best option, affording the child time with each parent in their own environment, and input by both parents into what are the best choices for the child in terms of education, religious upbringing and extracurricular school activities, for example.
But, the issues in a child custody dispute can go beyond just decisions about physical and legal custody of the child. Parents may need to get over a simple dislike for one another, or even mistrust. Parents must realize that, even if their relationship with one another is over, they are tied together forever due to being the parents of the child.
At our law firm, we understand the unique emotions that a child custody dispute can stir up in parents in Mississippi. We do our best to ensure that our clients understand all their options in these difficult family law matters. For more information, please visit our law firm’s website.