Fort Worth Child Custody Attorneys
Issues related to the custody of your children may very well be the most important aspect of your divorce. If possible, you and your partner should attempt to agree upon what specific role each of you will play in the lives of your children once the divorce is finalized. While it may be possible to work this out voluntarily, many partners end up going to court for rulings to resolve the disagreements over the custody of their children.
At The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC, our Fort Worth child custody attorneys understand just how much will be riding on this agreement, and we can develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you fight for the best interests of your family. That being said, we can help you understand the implications of all your choices so that you can make informed decisions about your child’s future.
Parents with possessory conservatorship of their children usually have the right to visit them at specific, court-ordered dates and times. The Texas state legislature has adopted what is known as a “Standard Possession Order,” which provides generally that the non-custodial parent may see his or her children on the first, third, and fifth weekend of the month, every Thursday during the regular school term, and basically on half of all annual holidays. Our attorneys can provide you with more specific details of the provision of “Standard Possession Order.” Many times, a non-standard possession order will need to be crafted to work around parents with non-typical work schedules and for other reason that are in the best interest of the children.
Joint Managing Conservatorship
When agreed to by the parents, or when the Judge determines it is in the best interest of the children, parents who are appointed joint managing conservator of the children generally share the majority of the rights, powers, privileges, and duties that are associated with caring for their children. Many times the children’s domicile will be restricted to a specific geographic area to enable both parents to equally participate in the children’s day-to-day lives. The parent with whom the children reside the majority of the time and who is also awarded the right to determine the primary domicile of the children is sometimes referred to as the primary joint managing conservatorship.
Parents who are appointed the sole managing conservator of their children are generally awarded all of the rights, powers, privileges, and duties that are associated with caring for their children. As such, the other parent generally will not be granted many rights, if any, to make decisions about their child’s future.
Consult with a Child Custody Attorney in the Fort Worth Metroplex
If you will be filing for divorce from your partner and/or seeking custody of your children, you will need to do everything you can to protect the best interests of your family once the divorce is finalized. As difficult as this may be for you and your family right now, our attorneys can help you understand the implications of all your choices so you can make an informed decision about what is right for your family. To speak with a Fort Worth child custody attorney at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC, about your circumstances, please call (817) 335-9600 today to schedule a free initial consultation or contact their office at firstname.lastname@example.org.