The process of divorce includes deciding whether one or both of the spouses will have custody over the children. The state laws regarding this issue are found in Texas Family Code § 153.005 and following, where custody is referred to as "conservatorship." There are two types of conservators in Texas, the first of which is a managing conservator. This type of conservatorship grants the parent(s) physical custody of the child and the ability to care for them and make decisions for them. This can be ordered as sole conservatorship or joint conservatorship. The other type of custody is possessory conservatorship, which allows the parent to visit their child on a scheduled basis.
If you are currently entering a divorce and want to win sole custody of your child – or need help determining the guidelines for a joint custody agreement – a professional Burleson divorce attorney from Coontz Cochran can help you build a strong argument for your cause. We understand just how important your children are to you, and we want to help you ensure they remain by your side.
Most parents entering a divorce will want full custody of any children. While winning full custody can be difficult and require much mediation, it can also be very rewarding. Some of the benefits you can expect after winning full custody of your child or children includes:
In order to obtain a court order for child custody, you must be able to prove to the court that it is in your child's best interest to be in your care. The court always takes the child's best interest into consideration for custody and child support orders, which is why you need the skilled and aggressive representation of a lawyer. A family law attorney is the only person who can present a strong argument on your behalf and obtain a court order granting you managing conservatorship of your child.
Call the Coontz Cochran firm right away if you need to fight for the custody of your child or children. Our Johnson County divorce lawyers have more than 42 years of collective experience and will stop at nothing to obtain the court order that you need. We also handle modifications and enforcement of court orders and could help you even after an order has already been issued.
Contact us to consult a Johnson County custody lawyer and discuss your options. We can help protect the interests of your child.