Protecting Your Child’s Future – In Texas custody cases, the court must decide custody based on what is in the best interest of the child. Whether it is an initial custody determination, a modification or a relocation request, the best interest of the child is the primary concern.
At Lindsay, Lindsay & Parsons, Attorneys at Law, we understand that the well-being of your children is the most important thing in your life. We work hard to protect your relationship with your children and ensure that the parenting plan is a good roadmap for their future. For a free initial consultation with a Beaumont child custody attorney, please call 409-833-1196, or contact us online.
We Can Help You Write an Effective Parenting Plan
Parents will write a parenting plan that specifies how the family will address issues such as custody and visitation, education, extracurricular activities, religion, vacations and holidays. We help clients write a parenting plan that meets the needs of all parties involved. If the parents can agree on a parenting plan, the judge is likely to approve it. When parents cannot agree, the judge will make the final decision.
Texas family court presumes that joint managing conservatorship (shared custody) is in the best interest of the child. The parent who is granted primary custody is referred to as the primary joint managing conservator or custodial parent. The noncustodial parent (possessory conservator) will be granted visitation to the children. There is a standard possession order that the court follows in most cases, although if the parents agree to a different schedule, the judge may approve it.
The court considers factors such as the ability of each parent to care for the child, the physical and emotional needs of the child, the stability of the home and the current relationship with each parent. The judge will also examine any evidence that demonstrates a parent may be unfit. Typically, geographic restrictions will require parents to keep the children within or adjacent to a particular county.
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