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Child Custody Lawyers Ready To Help You

If you are facing a divorce involving children, child custody is likely one of your top concerns. It can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that you and your children will no longer be spending every day and night together. A knowledgeable attorney can help you negotiate the terms of your child custody agreement in a way that will best support the development of your child and your relationship.

Choose A Committed Custody And Visitation Attorney

The lawyers at Duncan | Kent, PLLC, are focused on giving each of our clients the individualized attention they deserve. Your relationship with your former spouse and your children is unlike that of any other family. We will listen closely to your goals and concerns as we help you fashion your child custody arrangement.

In Mississippi, child custody comes in two forms:

  • Legal custody: the power to make major decisions for a child regarding schooling, religion, medical care and more
  • Physical custody: where the child lives

These two areas of custody can be split according to the following:

  • Joint custody: Decision-making power and/or the child’s time are split evenly between both parents.
  • Sole custody: One parent makes all of the decisions and/or the child lives with him or her full time.

It is uncommon for a child custody arrangement to be sole across the board. In many cases, a combination of both joint and sole custody can be agreed upon. Regardless of how the agreement is presented, a judge will ultimately decide based on the best interests of the child.

We are committed to guiding our clients through the child custody process by giving them the straightforward advice and legal advocacy they need to make decisions that will support their best interests.

Contact Duncan | Kent, PLLC, For A Free Initial Consultation

To speak with our Jackson child custody attorneys, call our firm toll free at 800-445-3564 or email us. Phone calls are returned promptly. We are conveniently located on Highway 51 in Ridgeland, Mississippi, just outside of the state capital. Evening and weekend appointments are available as needed.