Charting Your Family's Future
According to Texas state law, child custody decisions must be determined by what is in the best interest of the child. The court will consider factors such as the current relationship with each parent, the ability of each parent to care for the child, the emotional and physical needs of the child, and the stability of the home. In addition, the judge will examine any acts or omissions by a parent that indicate he or she may be unfit.
In most child custody cases, the court uses a standard possession order to decide custody and visitation rights. However, there are reasons to deviate from this statute in some cases. If you are fighting for your child and need assistance convincing the court to grant custody in a way that differs from the standard possession order, we can help. The Law Office of Gary L. Nickelson provides experienced custody representation from attorneys who practice family law exclusively.
How Visitation Is Determined
The standard possession order in Texas specifies each parent's rights of possession and access to the child. In general terms, the order is a guideline for visitation schedules.
If you and your family need a different visitation arrangement, it is possible to work out a schedule that meets the needs of all parties. Our attorneys have the experience to help you find a parenting time/visitation solution that works and is in the best interests of the children.
Texas Visitation Lawyers
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