Promoting Efficient, Effective Resolutions
Parents are always concerned about the effects of a divorce on their children, and how it will affect the time a parent spends with his or her children. At The Powell Law Firm, our family law attorneys understand the importance of working toward efficient and effective resolutions, while always focusing on the best interests of the children.
Especially when children are involved, it is important for parents to work together to create a plan that supports their children. At our Texas law firm, our divorce lawyers help parents create effective parenting plans through negotiation, mediation and litigation. We have helped parents with child custody issues in the context of many family law matters, including:
Texas Custody Disputes
During a custody dispute, the parents or the court decides which parent will have which rights and duties in regard to their children. Parents who reach these agreements on their own with minimal court intervention are more likely to have an effective agreement. Parents with less control over the court-ordered arrangement are more likely to seek further court intervention in the future.
In Texas family law, there is no such term as "joint custody." Rather, Texas uses terms such as "joint managing conservators" and "sole managing conservator," to describe a parent's rights and duties to his or her child.
If the rights and duties to a child are split between the child's parents, the parents are joint managing conservators. The rights and duties do not have to be split equally for the parents to be joint managing conservators.
If only one parent has authority to make decisions for the children, that parent is the sole managing conservator. Often, the other parent still has a right to see his or her children. This other parent is a possessory conservator.
Contact Your Brazoria County Child Visitation Attorneys
By giving candid evaluations, being accessible to our clients and encouraging alternative dispute resolution methods, our attorneys strive to help our clients reach efficient and effective child custody agreements. We pursue fair and equitable resolutions, and we seek to minimize the emotional and financial cost of divorce and child custody disputes.
Call your Pearland child custody attorneys at 281-870-2053 to schedule your free 30-minute consultation, or e-mail us online.