Child custody and visitation matters can be emotional and difficult to navigate. They often arise along with issues such as divorce, child support, and mediation which can add to the emotional burden. Kamal Law Firm PLLC, an experienced child custody lawyer in Houston, Texas is determined to ease this process and help families begin the healing.
In many child custody cases, neither parent wants to spend less time with their children. However, the reality of divorce is that both parents will need to compromise and split their time with their children. We can help sort through the numerous variables that are often part of such equations so that favorable outcomes can be reached.
The Two Types of Custody:
- Sole Managing Conservatorship (Sole Custody): In cases of sole custody, only one of the two parents of a child have the legal authority to make major decisions relating to the child such as issues of health, education, religion, and more. The other parent can only make these decisions if they are in possession of the child.
- Joint Managing Conservatorship (Joint Custody): Joint managing conservatorship, or joint custody, is the most common form of child custody in which both parent reserve the right to make decisions about the child. However, duties, responsibilities, and time are not always equally divided between both parents. Texas courts make these divisions based on several factors including child preferences and what is considered their best interests.
In child custody matters, Texas courts will determine the best interests of your children and make decisions accordingly. Child custody is often the most contentious issue in a divorce, and it can take skill and sensitivity to avoid custody battles.
Kamal Law Firm, PLLC can help you protect your parental rights while still acting in your children’s best interests.