Child Custody

We're Not Just CHILD CUSTODY LAWYERs. We're Moms Who Care.

When it comes to child custody battles, your world can feel like it's spinning out of control. You may be experiencing:

  • Fear of losing precious time with your kids
  • Concern about your their well-being and stability
  • Worries about the impact of a lengthy, contentious court battle

You don't have to face these fears alone. At Griffith Law, we understand the emotional rollercoaster that child custody disputes can present. Our dedicated and compassionate child custody attorneys in Tyler, TX, work tirelessly to protect your parental rights and prioritize the welfare of your children.

We provide clear, strategic guidance, and navigate the intricate legal landscape of child custody in Texas on your behalf. We're here to decrease your stress and uncertainty, enabling you to make the best decisions for your family's future.


We Protect Your Kids Like We Would Our Own

The Griffith Law Firm is a women-led family law firm. Many of our team members are moms, and we get it. You're worried about your child's future, and you have every right to be.

Our legal team will fearlessly advocate for your family, helping you and your kids navigate the emotional pain and frustration of child custody case.

As Family Law Attorneys in Tyler, Texas, we're a neutral third-party who can take the weight of all the legal details and logistics off your shoulders. That way, you can focus on taking care of your family and finding closure amid a painful season.

We want you to feel confident that all the stress and frustration from your child custody lawsuit is in trustworthy hands. Our expert legal team in Tyler, TX will work together to develop a robust case to help you gain custody of your children.

If a tailored custody arrangement is required, we will negotiate with the other parties involved to ensure you are treated fairly. Most importantly, we work hard to guarantee that your children are cared for as they should be.

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In Texas, custody is divided into two categories:

  • Conservatorship
  • Possession and Access

Conservatorship assigns parental duties to one parent or guardian as the decision maker. The parent selected by the court as the custodial parent, or the parent with conservatorship, is responsible for making many of the important decisions that affect the child’s life and wellbeing.

Sometimes one parent has sole managing conservatorship, or sole custody. In that case, the parent is responsible for making decisions such as:

  • Where the child will go to school
  • The kind of medical attention the child will receive
  • The type of religious instruction the child will receive
  • And other similar life decisions

However, when both parents share joint custody, which is called “Joint Managing Conservatorship,” these decisions are made by both parents.

The other type of custody is Possession and Access, or physical custody. This type of custody determines where the child will live. Both parents may have joint custody, while one is given physical custody.



The guiding principle in a custody case for all Family Law courts in East Texas and Smith County is the “best interest of the child.” To determine what is in the best interest of the child, the court will look at:

  • The child’s physical and emotional needs
  • The safety of the child
  • Agreement between parents
  • Which parent has been the primary caregiver in the past
  • Keeping siblings together
  • If the child is 12 years of age, his or her preferred caregiver is also considered
  • And other considerations
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Child custody arrangements often go hand in hand with child support. If you need legal representation with your child support case, the Griffith Law Firm can help.

Learn more about child support in Texas.


Contact the Griffith Law Office today to schedule a case evaluation for your child custody case in Tyler, TX and East Texas. We will discuss your child custody case with you and help you determine your next steps.