Determining what will happen with the children is one of the more emotionally taxing parts of divorce. Divorcing parents have to determine if it will be joint or sole custody. These are two of the most important distinctions in Texas law regarding child custody:
- Joint custody: Parents with joint custody generally have frequent contact with their child because the child will live at times with each parent.
- Sole physical custody: A parent with sole custody of his or her child lives with the child. The child’s other parent may have visitation rights.
These custody arrangements and parenting plans usually result from negotiations or a judge’s decree. At Neal Ashmore, our team has helped hundreds of parents successfully pursue their full joint and sole child custody legal goals.
The courts analyze parenting plans and make custody decrees based on the assumption that children’s best interests are served by frequent contact with both parents. We draw on our legal experience to determine how your child’s best interests will be served, then work aggressively to achieve your custody goals.