Deciding who will have custody of the children can be one of the most contentious, emotional and disputed issues that will come up during a divorce. Divorcing parents must finalize their parenting plan during the process. Managing your child custody rights is essential as the final plans the court orders by either agreement or trial can dramatically affect the relationships of everyone involved.
The divorce process is additionally important because it is the first and last time that parents will face each other on a level playing field. Emotions can cloud a normally rational parent’s judgment, making child custody legal matters even more challenging.
Our attorneys are passionate about family law and forged careers with family law as the foundation. We have handled almost every conceivable child custody matter. We work both with divorcing spouses and with parents who never married. Additionally, we continue to educate ourselves so that we can stay abreast of emerging issues and laws in Texas child custody and family law. We are a part of the legislative process by reviewing bills affecting families that occur when legislative sessions convene.
We use our knowledge and experience to help clients with:
- Determining legal custody (who makes the major decisions for your child) and physical custody (where your child lives) and in establishing joint or sole child custody
- Drafting parenting plans and determining visitation/possession rights
- Matters regarding child relocation to other cities, states, and countries due to a host of factors, not the least of which are re-marriage and employment changes
- Dealing with issues of parental alienation and loss of both quality and actual time with a child during his or her formative years
- Drafting and reviewing child support agreements that protect your interests and are in the best interests of your child
- Parents’ rights issues relating to lifestyle or differences in raising children in today’s world
- Paternity issues
- Modifying or enforcing divorce decrees
- Establishing joint or sole child custody
- Determining visitation/possession rights
- Establishing grandparents’ rights
As we work on child custody cases, we do not accept standard procedure. We find ways to cut costs for our clients without cutting corners. We use informal methods to settle disputes outside of the courtroom within the first weeks of the case being filed when possible. We eliminate unnecessary costs by avoiding unnecessary and costly social studies and psychological exams when applicable.
With each case, we take a total team approach. The attorney you initially see will always manage your case. Afterward, our team meets to review your case. We then hand the case to an attorney or staff member who can provide you with the best and most economical representation.
In addition, our experience and effectiveness in handling child custody and relocation issues are matched by our child support law experience. We work with a certified divorce financial expert to ensure your family has the best possible child support outcome, regardless if you are the payer or payee.