Child Custody Attorney Serving El Paso, Midland & Odessa
Child Custody matters always create a lot of tension and stress between the two parents involved. This matter is always one of the biggest challenges in any divorce matter. The goal in dealing with a child custody matter is to make sure the child in question is being placed in the best situation possible based on the current circumstances. Consulting with a child custody attorney is critical when dealing with one of these contentious matters.
If you are dealing with a child custody matter, it is important that you consult with a family law attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced legal team who has extensive litigation experience and that will use that experience to put you in the best position possible in your family law matter. We offer scheduled consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be.
Determining Child Custody and Parenting Time in Texas
In the state of Texas, the court system focuses their decision making heavily on the child’s or children’s best interest. Divorce can cause a lot of tension between parents and the court system wants to make sure the child or children are not negatively impacted by this tension. The judge will determine if both parents will have joint custody or if one of the parents will have sole custody. Some of the factors the judge will take into consideration are:
- The best interests of the child.
- If over the age of 12, the judge will take into account the child’s testimony.
- Background checks of each parent and prior domestic abuse reports.
- The child’s living situation.
Legal vs. Physical Custody In Texas
There are different rights and responsibilities for each parent in a child custody matter depending on the type of custody each parent has. One parent can have both the responsibilities of legal and physical custody or the responsibilities can be split. This will be determined by the courts.
- Legal Custody: Legal Custody in the state of Texas includes the decisions of education, religious affiliation, medical decisions, extracurricular activities and more. It is possible for both parents to be awarded Legal Custody.
- Physical Custody: Physical Custody is the type of custody that refers to who the child or children will live with. One parent can have physical custody or both parents can share physical custody. If one parent is awarded sole custody, then the other parent could potentially be granted visitation rights.
Contact Our Child Custody Legal Team For A Case Evaluation
At the Law Office of Romero & Warrick, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced legal team who has extensive litigation experience and that will use that experience to put you in the best position possible in your family law matter.
Our firm primarily serves the areas of El Paso, Midland, Odessa and other areas around Texas. If you are in need of a family law attorney in Texas, please contact us today to schedule your case evaluation.