FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS HELPING TEXAS WITH CHILD CUSTODY LAWS
Family is the most important part of our lives, and if you have children, you know just how important they are. The relationship between a parent and child is one of the most integral relationships to be had. A break up or divorce amongst parents can leave a parent wondering what will happen to their relationship with their child. Not only is the parent navigating the divorce process, but they have to understand the child custody laws that come with it.
At Abercrombie & Sanchez Law, our family law attorneys will keep you informed on the child custody laws of Texas as well as your own personal case. We have put together this guide to Texas child custody laws to make the process less stressful.
WHAT ARE THE CHILD CUSTODY LAWS IN TEXAS?
Conservatorship: the rights & duties of the parents, such as medical, schooling, & psychiatric decisions for the child. Conservatorship can be done in different ways, including allowing one parent to make all the decisions (Sole Managing Conservatorship) or allowing both parents to jointly make the decisions (Joint Managing Conservatorship). The court will ultimately make a decision in the best interest of the child, which is dependent on multiple factors.
Possession & Access: when parents have physical custody of the child & the visitation rules. The state of Texas has two statutory possession & access schedules: standard and extended standard. These schedules dictate the time each parent spends with the child.
Child Support: As far as child support is concerned, whether or not a parent has to pay child support is dependent on what the court ruled to be in the best interest of the child. To determine what is in the child’s best interest, the court will consider evidence from an array of aspects. The aspects that are considered include: physical and emotional needs; physical and emotional danger; stability of home; plans for child; cooperation between parents; parenting skills; who was the child’s primary caregiver; the child’s preferences if the child is 12 or older; geographic proximity of the children; keeping siblings together; false reports of child abuse; and fitness of each parent (including abuse, physical force and family violence).
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The Family Law Attorneys at Abercrombie & Sanchez Law Firm know how emotionally taxing the divorce & child custody processes can be on a family. If this post has not answered all of your questions about child custody laws, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. We are happy to answer any questions or confirm any information about child custody laws for you.