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Jackson Child Custody Lawyer

Custody & Divorce in Mississippi

Child custody is one of the most important issues to be resolved in a divorce. It is also one of the most contested. As parents, we want what’s best for our children, and as we go through a divorce, we may find that our beliefs and goals differ from our soon-to-be ex-spouses’. When custody disputes arise or you simply need guidance regarding a child custody agreement, a family law attorney can offer invaluable support.

Jackson child custody attorney Mark Chinn is highly experienced and passionate about protecting children and parents in custody proceedings. At Chinn & Associates, we will work closely with you to clearly define your custody goals. We will then take the necessary steps to achieve these goals, whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation. Through your child custody case, we will be available to you to answer your questions and provide moral or legal support.

Protecting you and your child's best interests in Madison & Rankin Counties. Call (601) 202-5594 today!

What Are the Child Custody Laws in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, child custody is determined by what the court believes would be in the child’s best interests. The court may factor in each parent’s ability to maintain consistency and continuity in the child’s life, community, and education; as well as each parent’s ability to take care of the child’s physical, emotional, developmental, educational, and any special needs, while maintaining a loving and nurturing relationship with the child. Although the courts do not officially consider the child’s preferences, they may factor it in when considered the child’s best interests.

If the parents are able to arrange their own custody agreement, the court will most likely honor it. However, if they are unable to agree, the parents will need to attend a custody hearing.

Under Mississippi law, joint custody is an option, and grandparents’ rights are legally recognized.

Mississippi adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act in 1982. This federal law requires each state to honor and enforce child custody rulings made by courts in other states.

How Chinn & Associates Can Help with Your Custody Case

Serving families in Jackson and throughout the surrounding communities in Mississippi, we at Chinn & Associates are dedicated to conceiving and delivering the highest quality legal counsel in all custody-related matters. This may include:

  • Drafting a workable custody agreement in divorce negotiations or mediation.
  • Disputing custody in divorce litigation.
  • Addressing the issue of grandparents’ rights in regard to custody and visitation.
  • Co-parenting after a divorce.
  • Determining how custody may influence child support.
  • Representing clients’ interests in custody hearings.
  • Custody modifications and enforcement, when necessary.
  • Child custody matters related to domestic abuse.

Meticulous preparation and a strong focus on client service are two of the factors that allow our team to meet with success in child custody matters. With a unique talent for family law and 40 years of legal experience, Jackson custody lawyer Mark Chinn is here to help you.

Call our firm at (601) 202-5594 to discuss your custody case and how we can assist you.

Meet Our Founding Attorney

Forging Strong Families Out of Conflict
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    Mark Chinn
    Jackson Divorce & Family Lawyer Founder of Chinn & Associates, Mark A. Chinn is a seasoned Jackson, Mississippi family law attorney who has dedicated his career to helping clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. He is dedicated to using his talent and experience to empower his clients to lead the lives they want to lead. Mark graduated from Iowa State University with his undergraduate degree in 1975 and went on to obtain his Law Degree from the University of Mississippi ...
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What Makes Our Firm Unique?

Fortitude. Dedication. Integrity.
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    Our firm utilizes specific witness scripts, thorough research, and in-house drafting of decrees to ensure that we are well-prepared long before your trial starts.

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    When you turn to Chinn & Associates, PC, you're paying for results. That's how we've structured our prices, so you'll have a speedy and efficient solution.

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Families Regain Their Strength
    Working with Mark was an incredible experience

    “Working with Mark was an incredible experience. He was knowledgeable, took his time with us and was calm but aggressive with his approach when necessary. He advised us on every step and because of him ...”

    - Former client who obtained custody of his daughter.
    Veteran Filing Divorce

    “I reached out to Chinn & Associates after consulting with several other offices. My first consultation set the tone for how things would progress with my divorce. He was attentive, logical in his ...”

    - Leroy
    If ever anyone is in need of a family law attorney, Chinn & Associates will certainly take the time and care that you need.!

    “There are not enough words to express how grateful I am to Mark and his associate Janeah for their hard work and dedication not only to my case but to my family personally. Not only were they ...”

    - Allison G.
    They made sure that my voice heard and that I felt at ease with all the decisions that were made!

    “Mark and Janeah were wonderful. They helped me through the very stressful divorce process. They made sure that my voice heard and that I felt at ease with all the decisions that were made. They ...”

    - Tashana C.
    They provided the best support and were very responsive/ action oriented

    “Mark and Janeah were wonderful. They helped me through the very stressful divorce process. They made sure that my voice heard and that I felt at ease with all the decisions that were made. They ...”

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