Child custody disputes are some of the most emotionally taxing and intense cases we take on. We know the importance of having a legal team that is willing to fight for your child, and what judges take into consideration, including
Family law attorney Rachael Griffith is committed to bringing your case to a swift and successful resolution for the wellbeing of your child.
Sole custody is typically awarded to one parent when the other parent’s behavior becomes a threat to the wellbeing of the child. Sole custody makes one individual responsible for important decisions for and about the child.Schedule Consulation
Joint custody means both parents have rights, responsibilities, and physical custody of the child. This can mean the child splits time between the parent's homes 50/50, week-on, week-off, or many other structures to accommodate your lifestyle.Schedule Consulation
If both parents are deemed to be unfit, are missing, or are deceased, custody may be awarded to another close relative or guardian that has acted as a caregiver for six months or more.Schedule Consulation
To file for custody, you must provide evidence to the court that your child’s home state is Texas and that they have lived with a parent or a person acting as a parent for a minimum of six consecutive months prior to filing.
After establishing residency, our child custody lawyers will assist you in filing all appropriate paperwork. We will offer legal advice based on your specific circumstances.
If both biological parents were never married, there may be questions of paternity to resolve before a sole or joint managing conservatorship can be established. We are familiar with Texas law surrounding divorce and family law issues, with extensive experience negotiating child custody cases.Contact Us
Reaching a mutual agreement between parents is typically the easiest way for a child to understand and handle changing family dynamics.
Both parties are welcome to draft an agreement to present to their divorce attorneys, but this can be difficult without the help of counsel to advise you.
If mediation fails, our child custody attorneys will litigate your child custody agreement for the outcomes you and your child deserve.
Most child custody cases involving two parents result in a standard possession order, otherwise known as the “standard” custody arrangement, with one parent being the primary home and the other parent allowed visitation on weekends, holidays, summer vacation, and important events.
During a child custody hearing or trial, the court may deviate from this arrangement based on:
Ultimately, custody is determined by what is determined to be best for the child overall. To make the best argument for the custody outcomes you want, it’s essential that you hire an experienced attorney in The Woodlands, TX.Contact Us Today
1. Contact Our Law Firm
2. Follow Legal Counsel & File Paperwork
3. Reach a Custody Agreement QuicklySchedule Consulation
The best interest of the child is not a matter of opinion, but rather a set of guidelines presented to the court to follow. These guidelines include digging into details such as
Even if the parents reach an understanding, a judge still has to sign off before the custody agreement is enforceable. If a judge or jury needs to settle a custody dispute, they prioritize what is in the best interest of the children, which can involve many factors.
Texas law clearly states that the court can’t favor one parental role over the other. While there should be no bias against the mother or father, a judge will be influenced by one individual’s behavior and history.