In Mississippi child custody laws, the judges consider diverse factors that can account for the best interest of the child while awarding child custody in divorce cases.
This is because both the parents hold equal rights of the child.
The health, age and sex of the child; custodian’s parenting skills, employment and earning abilities of the parent, lifestyle, emotional bonding and the relationship values are often considered in deciding the custody.
There is also some scope for the third party to receive the child custody. It is only seen when the parents abandoned the child, any mental health issues or anything else that can cause serious effects on the child’s development.