Custody, Visitation, & Child support
Legal issues in the custody, care and support of your children
When parents lose sight of a child’s best interests, or honestly disagree about what is best for their children, it may be necessary for the court to step in.
Holleman Law Firm offers sound advice and courtroom skill for contested issues in child custody, visitation and child support. We represent divorcing or never-married parents in initial custody determination, or clients who are revisiting court orders because of a change in circumstances.
Southern Mississippi child custody lawyer
For experienced advocacy in these complex and emotional issues, contact us today for a free consultation. We represent men and women in Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula and the Gulf Coast area, including Stone, Harrison, Hancock and Jackson Counties.
Child custody and visitation
Attorney Mike Holleman has practiced in Mississippi family law for more than 25 years, and helped hundreds of clients work through the difficult issues of custody and care of their children. If you are seeking primary custody, a shared custody arrangement, or sole custody, he can advise on how courts handle these cases and represent you in those contested proceedings. The courts do not presume that the mother will automatically get custody of young children, as was once the case.
If you will have a traditional custody and visitation arrangement, Mr. Holleman will help you work out the fine points of the parenting schedule. You will be co-parents for years to come, and a practical arrangement must accommodate the adults’ schedules, address the child’s needs and pass muster with the court.
Post-decree modifications and enforcement
As time goes on, circumstances arise — new jobs, layoffs, remarriage, an older child’s wishes — that require a change in custody roles or schedules. Mike Holleman will have you fully prepared to make your case before a judge. He has handled every type of custody modification, including petitions for parent relocation within Mississippi or out-of-state.
We also handle:
- Hearings to modify child support up or down
- Contempt of court proceedings for unpaid child support
- Contempt hearings for interference with visitation rights
- Paternity testing to compel child support or to assert a father’s rights to visitation
Mike Holleman’s philosophy is to work through these issues so the parents make the decisions instead of the Court. But he has the courtroom experience to stand up for you when no resolution can be found. Protect your children and your future. Schedule your free initial consultation by contacting us online or by calling Phone: 228-868-0064 – Fax: (228) 868-0925.