Harris County Child Custody Attorney
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The well-being of your children is paramount. Facing a child custody battle in Harris County? The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, staffed with knowledgeable and experienced lawyers, is here to help. Whether resolving your case through litigation or mediation, our Harris County child custody attorneys are committed to your cause.
Our child custody lawyer in Harris County, TX, recognizes the uniqueness of each case. We ensure every client receives personalized attention, compassion, and respect. Our approach involves crafting custom solutions that align with each client’s individual needs and objectives.
Services for Custody Mediation, Negotiation, & Litigation
Selecting the right lawyer is crucial for your child custody case. Our Harris County child custody attorneys at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, are not only experienced in handling such cases but also treat your case with utmost importance. Our team, having supported thousands of families across Texas, is well-versed in the emotional and legal complexities of child custody cases.
Staying abreast of Texas family law is a priority for us. Attorney Fagan continues his legal education at the College of the State Bar of Texas, a distinction held by only 10% of Texas lawyers. Our A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau reflects our professionalism and legal expertise.
Conservatorship vs. Custody in Texas
Texas prefers the term “conservatorship” over “custody”. In this context, the custodial parent is termed as the “conservator”. Key conservatorship terms include:
- Two types of conservators:
- Managing conservator
- Possessory conservator
- Two additional sub-categories:
Types of Child Custody in Texas
Child custody can be arranged in several different ways. Both parents can have equal custody of the children post-divorce, or one parent may have majority or sole custody. Normally, the court arranges this after evaluating the parents and their relationship with their children. Also, the court will need to evaluate whether or not parents could work together in a joint custody relationship.
- Joint Custody: When both parents have some degree of custody over the children
- Sole Custody: When one parent has primary ffcustody over the child
- Legal Custody: Designated for the parent who makes decisions education, medical care, religion, etc.
- Physical Custody: Designated for the parent that owns the residence where the child lives
The courts can award joint legal or physical custody and may require ex-spouses to split their time with the child equally or in a percentage that is most convenient.
Determining the Child’s Best Interests
When the court decides child custody, it focuses on the child’s best interests, assessing:
In order to act in the best interests of the child, the court evaluates:
- The child’s relationship with both parents
- The parents’ willingness to allow the child to have a relationship with the other parent
- The parents’ location
- The parents’ history with alcohol, drugs or smoking
- The parents’ ability to work together
- The health, age, employment and well-being of both parents
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Benefits of Mediation
Texas courts encourage parents to collaboratively develop child custody plans through mediation. The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC can provide a skilled mediator for this purpose. Mediation allows parents to peacefully negotiate a custody plan, generally adopted by the judge unless it contradicts the child’s best interests. This approach can shield children from court proceedings and foster a harmonious home environment.
No matter the complexity, our team is dedicated to achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. Working directly with our Harris County child custody attorneys, we aim to exceed expectations at every turn.
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Start your child custody journey by contacting the firm for a free, confidential consultation. Protect what’s most important to you! Call (713) 338-2709 for your free evaluation.