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Child Custody in Mississippi

Does the mother always receive custody of the child? No. In most cases, both the mother and father are awarded some form of legal and physical custody of a child. Of course, there must be a primary physical custodian. When deciding which parent will be awarded custody, the Court’s main concern is what is in the best interest of the child. In making this decision, the Court will utilized the Albright factors:

  1. Age, health and gender of the child.
  2. Parent having continuity of care prior to the separation.
  3. Parent with best parenting skills and willingness and capacity to provide primary child care.
  4. Employment of the parent and responsibilities of that employment.
  5. Physical and mental health and age of the parent.
  6. Emotional ties of parent to child.
  7. Moral fitness of the parent.
  8. Home, school and community record of the child.
  9. Preference of the child at age sufficient to express a preference.
  10. Stability of parent’s home environment and employment of each parent.
  11. Relative financial situation of the parents.
  12. Difference in religion of the parents.
  13. Differences in personal values of the parents.
  14. Differences in lifestyle of the parents.
  15. Other factors relevant to the parent-child relationship.

These fifteen factors are not meant to be used in the manner of a scoring or points system.   

This means that the Court may find other factors more important than others. The Chancellor has the ultimate discretion to consider the weight and credibility of all the evidence.

Please call our Mississippi child custody lawyers today to learn more about how to keep your relationship with your children intact after your divorce is final. You can reach us locally at 228-206-5758.

Mississippi One of Nation’s Leaders in Car Accident Deaths

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A Mississippi auto accident lawyer notes that Mississippi has one of the highest rates of car accident deaths in the nation. Mississippi car accidents result in death at a rate of 20.5 people for every 100,000.00. Only one state, Montana, has a higher rate of death per capita. When a reckless, distracted or negligent driver causes an accident resulting in injuries, the injured party can seek compensation with the help of a Mississippi car accident attorney.

For more information, contact the law firm of Cassidy Lee Anderson, PLLC today. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 228-206-5758 or emailing us at canderson@cassidyandersonlaw.com

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.

Over 35,000 Americans Killed in Traffic Accidents in 2015

According to the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a total of 677 motorists died on Mississippi roads in 2015. Mississippi’s roadway fatalities are a part of a growing trend of deadly car crashes in the United States, with the National Safety Council estimating that over 19,000 people were killed on U.S. roadways during the first six months of 2016. If this trend continues, we could see over 40,000 traffic deaths nationwide in 2016, which would be the highest in history.

How a Mississippi Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help

Drivers and their passengers who suffer injuries in traffic accidents caused by the negligence of another driver are entitled to recover monetary compensation, known as damages, which includes the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money pursuant to a wrongful death claim. The recovery would be for  funeral expenses and the loss of companionship suffered by the family.

The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.

For more information, or if you want to speak with a Mississippi auto accident lawyer, contact Cassidy Lee Anderson, PLLC today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this website, calling us at 228-206-5758, or emailing us at canderson@cassidyandersonlaw.com.

All of the information you provide is 100% confidential and we don’t collect a fee unless we recover for you.

Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.

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In my last post I wrote briefly about out of court settlements in Mississippi and their relation to family law issues. Settlements are frequently reached when the parties agree to participate in mediation. Mediation is an informal proceeding in which a mediator (a licensed, impartial third party) helps the parties to communicate and negotiate peacefully with one another, in addition to assisting the parties in understanding each other’s point of view. In short, they help open and facilitate a dialogue with the intent of reaching a settlement. A mediator is not a judge, he or she will not decide who is right or wrong, nor does he or she have the authority to force the parties to settle. Even after the parties have completed mediation, the decision of whether or not to settle their Mississippi divorce or custody case is entirely theirs to make. And, assuming that the parties agree to resolve their disputes following mediation, that agreement is non-binding until and unless the court orders such.

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