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The Top Child Custody Lawer In Burleson, Texas Providing child custody legal services to clients in Burleson

When Your Children Are Your Top Priority

When parents divorce, decisions about child custody and visitation can be among the most difficult issues to resolve. Even when both parents claim to want what’s best for the children, they can have very different ideas about what that means.

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How do judges determine which parent a child lives with? How much say does the child have in the matter? What if I disapprove of my ex’s new partner being around my kids? Can we arrange for children to split their time between two households? Who will make decisions about their care? Who will be financially responsible, and how will that be managed?

These are big issues that can have lasting impact. Contact a child custody attorney at McCarty-Larson today to learn about all of your legal options. We have the knowledge and experience to forge a clear path forward to help you achieve your desired goals. We can help ensure that your parental rights are respected and your children’s needs are met. Call (972) 928-1022.  

Conservatorship refers to the legal rights and responsibilities for making decisions for your children. These include such important issues as such where they go to school, what types of activities they’re involved in, their religious upbringing, and other decisions. 

Possession and Access (also called visitation) refers to how much time, and under what conditions, child spend time with each parent. 

Variations on types of custody include:

  • Joint managing conservatorship, meaning that both parents have the right to access information regarding their children and that each parent has the right to make certain decisions for their children
  • Sole managing conservatorship, one parent makes the decisions regarding the children
  • Right to Designate the Primary Residence (“primary parent”) the parent with whom the children spend most of their time 
  • The non-primary is typically awarded a visitation schedule

Factors considered when determining custody

The court looks at several key factors when ruling on custody. These include:

  • What’s best for the child’s safety, security, and well-being
  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • The parents’ work schedules
  • Distance between parents’ home, school, family and activities

In the end, the court will determine which situation they deem best for the child. When divorcing parents can’t agree on what they think is best, an experienced child custody lawyer can help you build a compelling legal argument that best represents your desired outcome. 

Possession and Visitation Schedules

The parent the child does NOT live with is referred to as “the non-custodial parent” or the “non-primary parent.” The courts generally support a child maintaining positive relationships with both parents. That means the non-custodial parent is typically awarded visitation schedule with the child.

Visitation is usually a formal, but somewhat flexible schedule for the non-custodial parent to spend time with their child. A typical visitation schedule includes weekend overnight visits, visits during the week, longer visits during summer and school breaks, and alternating holidays.

Family schedules, availability, and the child’s needs are all considered. Your custody and visitation attorney can help you identify all of the factors that should be considered and factored into a schedule that works for your family.

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    If you’re having problems with child custody or visitation or need to modify a ruling to accommodate new circumstances, we can help. Contact us today to set up your initial child custody consultation. 

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    McCarty-Larson, PLLC
    Family & Criminal Law

    Midlothian Office300 N 8th St#200,Midlothian, TX, 76065

    Burleson Office232 NW TarrantSuite 104,Burleson, TX 76028

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    (972) 775-2100