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Child custody dispute and favorable resolutions

On Behalf of | Mar 21, 2024 | Family Law

As a parent, you always want what is best for your child. This might feel like a simple and automatic action; however, when a divorce is looming, this can feel like a complex and difficult task.

A child custody dispute can be a taxing and lengthy legal matter to resolve. Thus, it is important for parents to gain a better understanding about the processes of determining custody in Texas and what options you have to pursue your custody objectives.

Child custody disputes

When dealing with a child custody matter, it would be ideal to reach a timely and amicable agreement with the other parent. Unfortunately, custody disputes occur during a divorce and a split, making it a difficult and emotional experience for a parent.

At Bracamonte Law, PLLC, our law firm understands the importance of protecting parental rights in Texas. Thus, our experienced legal team works diligently to guide our clients towards a favorable resolution.

Custody determination process

In Texas, there is an automatic presumption that joint legal and physical custody is in the best interests of the child; however, this does not need to be the end result. Various factors are considered when assessing what is truly in the best interests of the child.

The court will consider factors such as the relationship each parent has with the child, the location of each parent, the specific needs of the child and whether there is a history of child abuse, substance abuse or mental illness. Additionally, if domestic violence is involved, the court will consider the safety of the child as well as the other parent when establishing a custody order.

While the needs and interests of your child are paramount when working through a child custody dispute, it is important to understand that your needs, along with your parental rights, also matter. As such, a legal professional can help you better understand these rights and what options you have when it comes to protecting them and the best interests of you child.