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Legal issues involving your children are likely to be the most important. You and your ex must determine how to share the responsibilities of raising your children now that you are no longer together.
This process can be highly emotional and drawn out, especially without the help of a Denton child custody lawyer.
Over the years, our lawyers have established ourselves as trusted and experienced advocates who truly care about the outcome of every child custody case in Texas and how it will impact each child's future.
Our divorce attorneys can provide you with the resources and tools you need to make an informed decision about your family’s situation.
Our legal team prioritizes your child’s best interests and works to make the process as stress-free as possible for them.
What Does the Court Consider When Determining Child Custody in Texas?
If parents cannot agree on custody arrangements, the court will intervene and decide for them. The court will decide what it believes is in the best interest of the children.
When making this decision, the Texas court will consider:
- The child’s relationship with each parent
- The child’s welfare, safety, and health
- Each parent’s physical and mental ability to care for the child
- Recommendations from a Child Custody Evaluation, if any
- The child’s preference (if the child is at least 12 years old)
Our Denton child custody attorneys can evaluate your circumstances from a legal standpoint and work to uphold your rights as a parent.
Our lawyers can help you explore your options and explain how this will affect your loved ones moving forward.
Types of Custody
- Sole custody: means that only one parent has the right to make all major decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child, and may make such decisions without getting the other parent's input.
- Joint custody: means that both parents share the right and responsibility to make decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child.
- Legal custody: grants decision-making control over the education, healthcare and religious training of your child, and over day-to-day matters.
- Physical custody: determines where your child will live, this may be joint.
How long does a child custody case take in Texas?
Child custody attorney cases in Denton can take a long time, typically a few months. The lawyer will file the necessary paperwork with the court, and then the judge will set a date for a hearing.
The hearing will be held to determine whether the children should be placed in the custody of one parent or the other. In some cases, the judge may also order a psychological evaluation of the children.
Once the decision has been made, the Texas Family Code requires that the order be followed. If one parent does not comply with the order, the other parent may file a motion to have the order enforced.
Does Texas favor a mother in custody?
Denton family law attorneys will always fight for the best interest of the children. In Texas, the courts presume that it is in the best interest of the children to have contact with both parents.
This presumption can be rebutted by evidence that it would not be in the best interest of the children to have contact with one or both parents.
How a Denton Child Custody attorney Can Help
A child custody attorney can help prepare custody schedules, guidance completing forms, or referrals to local agencies and professionals.
Our family lawyer can also help you with the modification of child custody orders in Texas if you feel that your child's best interests are not being met with the current custody arrangement.
Need help determining how to file for child custody in Denton, Texas? Learn more about your options. Contact the Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II, P.C. at (940) 202-8323 today.
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