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Child Custody

For most parents going through a divorce, their children’s emotional well-being through the divorce process is paramount. It is scary to think about how your children’s lives will be different after the divorce is finalized. In Texas, child custody is called “conservatorship,” and it includes various rights and duties for both parents. Some rights and duties to consider are who should have the right to make important decisions for your children, right to consent to medical treatment, and right to choose the children’s primary home, among other things.

The courts look at what is in the best interest of the child when determining conservatorship. The experienced family law attorney’s at Malik & Associates, PLLC can help you understand not only the legal standard and court process, but also the best solutions for your family when determining a custody arrangement for your future.

Visitation

Visitation is called “possession and access” in Texas, and it is the court ordered outline for the time your children spend with each parent. There are traditional parenting schedules that are often used, although the law in Texas allows for you to determine and agree to a creative solution that would work better for your family’s needs. If both parents are able to work together, then it is their choice which possession and access schedule is right for their children. If the parents are unable to work together, then the court will decide.

Things to consider

When thinking about conservatorship and a possession and access schedule that is right for your family, keep in mind the court’s standard: the best interest of the child. With that in mind, here are some additional things to consider:

  • Child’s current school, activities and social life
  • Which parent currently manages daily life for the child?
  • From which parent does the child seek emotional support?
  • What availability does your work schedule allow for full time parenting?
  • The best interest of your child

Make Malik & Associates, PLLC, Your First Choice For Child Custody and Visitation

Whether you have a clear plan of what you want or want to know what options are out there for you and your children, our experienced lawyers at Malik & Associates, PLLC, will be in your corner with the experience and knowledge to get you a fair outcome.

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