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Child Custody Attorney in Fort Worth

We understand an original child custody agreement or a modification can be a difficult time in one’s life. We are here to make this process as straight forward as possible. Divorces alone can be difficult due to future financial uncertainty of raising a children as a single parent. Our goal and the legal standard is what is in the best interest of your child. 

 

How is Child Custody Determined in Texas

The legal standard in Texas is the ‘best interest of the child.’ If there is no agreement in place amongst the parents, the court looks to what the best situation for the child is to determine custody. 

Types of Child Custody in Texas

Joint Custody in Texas

If the court finds or the parties agree to joint managing conservatorship to be in the child’s best interest, the parties will share parental rights and obligations.  Either parent can make decisions regarding the child’s medical treatment and access to child’s medical records. Also, both parents can make decision regarding the child’s 

Sole Custody in Texas

If the court finds sole managing conservatorship to be in the child’s best interest, only one parent has the legal right to make certain decisions concerning the child. A parent appointed sole managing conservator has the exclusive rights to: the right to designate the primary residence; to right to consent to medical, dental, and surgical treatment; the right to consent to psychiatric or psychological treatment; the right to receive and give receipt for periodic payments; the right to represent the child in a legal action; the right to consent to marriage and enlistment; the right to make decisions concerning education; the right to services and earnings of the child; the right to act as agent; and the right to apply and possess the child’s passport.  

How can a child custody attorney help me?

An experienced family law attorney can provide legal advice and provide a roadmap to best meet your needs. Our experienced family law attorneys build the the strongest case for you with the best outcome for your child. 

Contact a Trusted Child Custody Attorney

We have experience with all types of child custody case. Contact us to schedule free appointment or call (817) 482-6570.

Frequently asked questions about child custody

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