Dedicated To Protecting The Best Interests Of Your Child
Our Texas child custody lawyers at Warmbrodt & Associates have seen few areas of the law more devastating than child custody trials, and we work diligently to exhaust every means of resolution before resorting to trial. We help our clients assess the custody arrangement that is in the best interest of the child and work aggressively to develop the evidence, through witnesses and documentation, to achieve that result.
- Joint — sole — physical custody
- Joint managing conservatorship
- Enforcement/modification of decrees
- Termination of parental rights — sexual/physical abuse, pornography, drugs, criminal charges, failure to pay support, lack of visitation (absent parent)
Texas Child Custody Rights
Once the client is informed of the rights of both parties, we will aggressively pursue the client’s desired goal. In many cases, when a client thinks of “child custody”, an “all or nothing” situation is imagined, pitting one parent against the other in a winner-takes-all competition with the child as the prize. But possession schedules routinely ordered by the courts provide close to equal visitation time for the noncustodial parent. Like most family law matters, the determination of child custody can be complex.
Most custody orders allow and encourage both custodial and noncustodial parents to participate actively in every possible aspect of the child’s life.
As in the past, child custody still is determined by the “best interests” of the child. Courts no longer automatically award child custody to the mother.
Joint custody agreements may not be granted when the court observes that both parties are unable to get along and agree on issues related to the child. This paradox appears unfair because if the parents could get along, they probably would not need the intercession of the courts or be getting divorced at all. Most parents who want to be part of their children’s lives are able to adequately interact with their former spouse once the high emotions of the divorce have diminished.
At Warmbrodt & Associates, our Texas child custody attorneys advocate several methods of dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative law, specifically designed to let both parents have a say in their children’s future rather than living with a decision dictated by the courts.
Contact A Child Custody Lawyer For Honest Answers
Our Texas divorce lawyers and child custody attorneys at the Allen offices of Warmbrodt & Associates are available today to discuss your concerns over a free initial consultation. Clients across Texas look to us for legal strength and the peace of mind that comes from a combined 35 years of Texas family law practice.