Parental Rights Law in Texas

The best interest of the child is the primary concern of the court in all child custody, conservatorship, visitation, paternity, and even child support cases.

The Texas Family Code specifically states that the Court cannot consider gender of the parent as a factor in determining custody and conservatorship of a child.

Texas law says that child custody and visitation rights cannot be determined based solely on the gender of the parents. Mothers should not be presumed to be more suitable custodial parents, and in most jurisdictions of Texas, this kind of discrimination is rarely practiced. While fathers in Texas frequently receive custody of their children, it is still important to seek the help of an experienced attorney to protect your rights.

Texas law prohibits the Judge from making a custody determination based solely on the marital status of the parties. In other words, the best interests of the children applies whether or not the parents are married, divorced, or single.

At the Reeves Law Firm, both fathers and mothers undergoing divorce or who are involved in a child custody case receive advice and representation with the best interests of their children at heart — along with the preservation of parental rights. We are currently accepting new clients (fathers and/or mothers) in Plano and throughout the area, in communities including the following: Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano.

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