Defending Your Right To Child Custody

Determining child custody is one of the most stressful aspects of any divorce proceeding. While you and your spouse want to separate, you do not want to lessen time spent with your children. Our experienced attorneys at Baker & Tisdale PLLC, can defend your right to child custody and pursue maximum visitation time.

If you have questions or concerns about child custody, call our caring lawyers at 254-781-4263 for a free case evaluation.

How Is Child Custody Determined?

Many clients do not understand how Texas determines child custody. In fact, Texas doesn't even use the term "custody." Texas divides what most people consider custody into two different terms, conservatorship and possession and access.The state takes all variables into consideration to determine what arrangement is in your child's best interest, including:

  • Your child's preferences
  • Whether you will encourage your child to pursue a healthy relationship with their other parent
  • Whether you and your ex-spouse can work together to do what is in the best interest of your child
  • Each parent's prior involvement in your child's life
  • Drug, alcohol, or other substance abuse
  • Instances of domestic violence or a history of assault
  • Any other factors that the court determines to be relevant

What Is A Joint Managing Conservatorship?

Texas assumes that it is in the best interest of the child to access both parents after divorce, unless there is a clear indication why one parent should not have access to the child. By default, the state tends to name parents as joint managing conservators meaning that each parent can make crucial decisions for their child in regards to health, education, religion, etc. Joint managing conservatorships do not guarantee equal time with your child. Our attorneys can help you separately pursue maximum visitation time with your child.

Many military members worry that their career's demands will keep the court from awarding them custody or visitation time. Fortunately, courts do not automatically preclude service members from custody or frequent visitation time. Each custody and visitation decision is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Schedule A Free Consultation With Our Tenacious Attorneys

We know how important child custody and visitation rights are to your happiness. Our tenacious lawyers will do everything we can to pursue maximum access to your children. Call 254-781-4263 to schedule your free case evaluation at our Killeen or Belton offices, or contact us online.