When deciding on child custody questions, Texas family courts start with the presumption that both parents have equal rights to custody and that shared custody will benefit the child. However, the court can then examine many factors to determine if shared custody is, in fact, in the best interests of the child. If you are getting ready to enter into a custody battle, you need a skilled child custody lawyer from The Law Office of Jason Wright advocating for you and your family.
Some of the factors considered by the courts under the state’s custody law include the following:
Agreeing to a Custody and Visitation Arrangement
It is always best when two parents sit down and agree on an arrangement for custody of their child. Such agreements can be accomplished in many situations through careful discussion, negotiation, or even mediation. An experienced child custody lawyer can help facilitate productive negotiations so that you can have more control over your custody agreement whenever possible.
If you cannot agree, however, the court will make the decision for you. You and the other parent will each have the opportunity to make arguments and present evidence to support your position on the custody issue. Like any other matter in court, it is important to have the help and representation of a skilled lawyer who understands the relevant laws in Texas, how to defend your rights to custody under the law, and how to use the laws to your advantage when it comes to your custody case.
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Child custody determinations can have a significant effect on your relationship with your child and your quality of life. You should never risk receiving an unfair child custody arrangement by trying to handle your case on your own. Instead, you should consult with a dedicated child custody lawyer who understands the factors that family courts examine when making this type of determination. At The Law Office of Jason Wright, we can help you present evidence of your fitness as a parent and that being present and active in your child’s life will be in their best interest. Call our office today to discuss your child custody case.