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How Is Child Custody Determined In Texas?

In most cases, the spouse who was the primary caretaker during the divorce will continue with primary responsibility after divorce. The court will evaluate any competing households to determine the best place for the child to reside. In most cases, a child will stay in the same school district, and the courts will make every effort not to disrupt the child’s day-to-day activities after divorce. Our attorneys can provide the assistance you need to build your case and protect the best interests of your children.

Our Fort Worth custody and visitation attorney is experienced in cases involving:

  • Custody disputes
  • Visitation arrangements
  • Parenting time
  • Out-of-state relocation
  • Modifications and enforcement
  • Child support
  • Paternity

Your Rights and the Child’s Best Interests

While the court will make every decision based on the needs of a child, you have the opportunity to prove your case and demonstrate that your goals are in furtherance of your child’s interests. Our lawyers will review your case, assess your objectives and work with appropriate experts when necessary. Whether at mediation or arbitration, negotiation and settlement or at trial, we have the experience to successfully protect your interests and achieve a long-term resolution for your family.

If you are facing divorce, you are faced with the challenge of dividing your time with the children. Whether you are seeking full custody or want to ensure that you have the opportunity to see your children and be involved after the divorce, we have the experience to protect your rights. At The Law Office of J. Kevin Clark P.C., in Fort Worth, Texas, our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients involved in child custody and parental visitation legal disputes. We will take the time to review your case, assess your legal rights and work strategically to achieve optimal results.

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody? 

Often, people tend to keep mental or physical abuse a secret - unless, that is, child custody is at stake. When the issue of child custody is before the court, one parent may want to obtain sole custody to prevent the child from living with an abusive parent. The court will consider a history or threat of domestic violence when making a custody determination.

All courts in Texas are required to make custody decisions based on what the judge believes is in the best interest of the child. There are many factors to consider, including whether one parent may pose a threat to the child’s physical, mental, or emotional health. If one parent has previously engaged in domestic violence, it will certainly weigh against them in the custody case.

In some cases, however, the court may find that cutting off contact with the abusive parent altogether might not be in the best interests of the child. In other cases, the court may determine that the abuse was so severe that the abusive parent’s rights are completely terminated. This generally only occurs in extreme circumstances, though it can happen.

For an initial consultation directly with our Tarrant County child visitation rights attorney, please call (817) 241-3328 or contact us by e-mail. We invite you to take action as soon as possible to protect your rights involving family law or a civil dispute.

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