Fort Worth Attorneys For Child Custody And Parenting Plans

The Texas courts encourage both parents to have an active roll in their children’s lives during and after a divorce. In most cases, the parents will be awarded joint managing conservatorship where one parent provides the primary residence and the other parent has liberal visitation rights. At The Law Office of Gary L. Nickelson, our attorneys work closely with parents to develop parenting plans that are in the best interests of their children.

To speak with a Texas family law attorney about your goals and concerns, please call us in Fort Worth at 817-864-1356 or complete our contact form.

Child Custody

While the courts favor joint managing conservatorships, there are a number of child custody arrangements that can be ordered given the right circumstances. Joint custody, where physical custody is equally divided between the parents, and sole custody are forms of custody that are not favored by the courts, but may be granted in specific situations.

We encourage our clients to put aside their differences and work out parenting plans that are in the best interest of their children. Collaborative law and mediation provide parents a venue to work through their differences, rather than having child custody decisions imposed by the courts. Regardless of how a child custody arrangement is decided, one parent will typically get primary physical custody of the child and the other parent will have liberal visitation.


Texas has a standard and expanded standard possession order that is favored by the courts. However, almost any sort of visitation arrangement can be worked out between divorcing parents. Often the parent who is not the primary custodian of the child will have custody on the first, third and fifth weekends and one evening a week during the school year. However, every visitation schedule can be different. We work with parents to develop visitation schedules that are in the best interest of the children. Our attorneys also have significant experience helping parents get visitation agreements enforced.

Contact Our Fort Worth Child Custody Attorneys

If you have any questions about child custody or visitation, please contact the lawyers at The Law Office of Gary L. Nickelson. Our attorneys can be reached by phone at 817-864-1356, or you can complete our contact form to arrange a consultation.