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Texas Child Custody Lawyers In Your Corner

Here at Shemesh Family Law, one of our main focuses is representing and advocating for our clients to be an active part of their children’s lives during a child custody suit. Our attorneys understand the kind of impact and emotional stress that child custody decisions can have on families. Custody battles often become contentious and we make sure that the well-being of your children is always our top priority. We provide strong, steady, compassionate support as we guide you through the legal process,

Guidance Through All Aspects Of Child Custody

Child custody cases involve a range of issues that can affect the final arrangement. Our deep knowledge and experience allow us to take on the entire scope of issues surrounding child custody, including:

  • Determining legal and physical custody
  • Drafting and modifying parenting plans
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Custody for same-sex parents
  • Establishing paternity
  • Parental relocation

We understand that every custody dispute is unique and we tailor our services to meet each client’s specific needs.

Factors Considered In Determining Child Custody In Texas

Ideally, parents are able to work together to create a parenting plan. When parents are unable to come to an agreement, each parent must present their argument and it is up to the court to decide on final arrangements. The best interests of the child are always the primary consideration when the court makes a decision.

Texas courts do not favor the mother over the father but consider other factors, such as:

  • The relationships between each parent and the child(ren)
  • The health of each parent
  • The health of each child
  • Any history of abuse
  • Each parent’s financial situation
  • The housing situation for each parent and the distance between their homes

The most common kind of agreement features a primary (possession more than 50% of the time) and nonprimary custody parent. The Texas Family Code has a Standard Possession Schedule that entitles the nonprimary custody parent to have the children the first, third and fifth weekend of every month as well as 30 days of extended summer possession. It is rare for the court to grant sole custody to a parent, but it can happen in certain situations, such as a history of child abuse or health issues.

Contact The Texas Child Custody Lawyers At Shemesh Family Law

If you are involved in a child custody dispute, we can help. To schedule a consultation, call our Dallas office at 214-504-2127. You can also reach us using our online contact form. We offer a 30-minute consultation for new clients. Serving clients throughout the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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