Child custody is often the most intense and emotional issue that couples face during a divorce. In Texas, the court system prefers that couples work together to create a proposed custody arrangement.
However, if parents are unable to come to an agreement, the law mandates that the court determines child custody based on what is believed to be in the best interests of the child.
Being well prepared for a child custody hearing is essential in maximizing the potential for a positive outcome. At Eggleston Law Firm, PC, in Austin, our attorneys assist clients throughout all matters related to child custody.
The sensitive nature of custody issues makes it even more important to find a reliable lawyer who works with integrity and respect during an uncertain time in your life.
We are prepared to work on your behalf in family court to protect you and your child’s rights while working toward the best possible outcome.
Child custody is known as conservatorship in Texas. This entails a few different aspects. First, it must be determined who has legal custody of the child. Legal custody means the power to make decisions regarding how the child is raised. In most cases, the courts would prefer that both parents share in the decision-making process.
Next, is the actual physical custody of the child. Often, the child spends most of his or her time with one parent, while the other parent has visitation or parenting time with the child.
The amount of visitation time that a parent may receive will depend upon the circumstances of the case, and what the court feels is in the best interest of the child.
Neither the father nor the mother has the upper hand in these cases. Most courts want to see both parents remain an important part of their child’s life, but when disputes arise, there is the potential that this may not be possible.
Each side may take very strong positions in an attempt to demonstrate why the other parent should not have the arrangement that he or she requests.
This is why it is so important to reach out to our lawyers. Our extensive experience in child custody cases helps you put together a strong case to obtain the best results possible.
Once a decision has been reached, the order in place requires a substantial change in circumstances before it will be revisited. You do not want to make decisions that result in your inability to remain actively involved in your child’s life.
We begin by analyzing our client’s cases through the view of the opposing counsel. We’ll work to identify the individual strengths and weaknesses of each situation as we collaborate with clients to form a clear plan of action.
The legal complexities of custody case can make an already stressful time more confusing. Our compassionate attorneys provide clients with professional and ethical counsel as we diligently recommend the best steps to take to achieve a successful outcome.
Contact us today or call our office at 512-846-7074 to have an experienced child custody lawyer answer your questions.