Child Custody

Every client ask “How do I win custody?” It is a fair question, after all, isn’t that the reason to hire a child custody lawyer. If you do not want custody, why spend the time and effort? Unfortunately, the question has no easy answer – in fact, as unsatisfactory as this may sound, the best answer a Child Custody Lawyer advise is that the Judge will know it when he sees it.

Texas Family Code Chapter 153

Texas law is very succinct in the area of Child Custody. . . the Court/Judge must do what is in the best interst of the child. The Mother and Father start every case on equal ground, with equal rights. And the Court presumes a close continual relationship with both parents is best for the child.

Unfortunately, divorce prevents the child from living with both parents and therein lies the conundrum. The Judge is left to decide where the child will live, with whom the child will live, and which parent will make the majority of parental decisions on a daily basis.

The crux of every Child Custody fight is that both parents want custody. Sometimes for the right reason and sometimes for the wrong reason. The law recognizes that when both parents agree, it must be what is best. When the parents cannot agree, the law will step in and this is where the custody fight begins. Chapter 153 of the Texas Family Code is the controlling law.

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