Houston Complex Child Custody Issues Lawyers
Compassionate & Diligent Family Law Service in Texas
In matters involving divorce and family law, child custody is one of the most difficult areas to manage for parents ending a marriage as well as for judges tasked with making official decisions. This area of law often involves complex relationships, parents fiercely believing that they know what is best, and parents fearing that their relationship with their child will be compromised or destroyed by a court ruling. All of this can lead to high emotion and contentious court opposition that creates enormous stress on the participants as well as their children.
Complex child custody issues can involve various matters that further complicate an already problematic area that can add time, expense, and further worry to your divorce or post-divorce situation. If you are facing an unusually complex situation in regard to your children, you need a Houston family law firm that has the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you to resolve it under the law as expeditiously as possible. At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, you can work with a team of professionals that strives to exceed your expectations in delivering outstanding service and support at such a critical time. Our Houston complex child custody issues attorneys will fight for the best interests of you and your child through customized solutions tailored to fit your case.
For trusted legal help with complex child custody matters, call us at (281) 810-9760 or contact us online to book your free, initial consultation.
What Are Complex Child Custody Issues?
A complex child custody issue can include (but may not be limited to) any of the following:
- Relocation out of Texas. The non-relocating parent must consent to the move and, if he or she does not consent, the relocation must be authorized by the court. The judge will rule after reviewing all of the relevant factors and arguments for and against such a move. This matter can arise both during a divorce and in a post-divorce situation. Reasons for relocation can include for the purpose of remarriage, to take advantage of a better employment opportunity or to maintain job security, or to be nearer to the support system of an extended family.
- Parental alienation. This term refers to the behavior on the part of one parent to alienate a child from the other parent. This is done through various behaviors designed to estrange the child, such as referring to the other parent in a derogatory or hostile way, criticizing the other parent, interfering with visitation, telling the child the other parent is busy, uninterested, or doesn’t care about spending time with the child, or through other strategies that will break down the relationship.
- Domestic violence. Whether you have been the victim of or have been accused of domestic abuse behavior, it will be necessary to provide convincing evidence to the court to back up your claim. Domestic abuse can include violent behavior, substance abuse, neglect, or criminal acts, all of which are not in the best interests of a child subject to custody and visitation orders. A protective order may need to be issued by the court that involves changes to custody/visitation.
- Special needs/disabled children. Custody involving children with developmental, physical, or mental disabilities can involve many factors that the courts will need to take into consideration. These range from the financial aspect of medical care expenses to specialized therapies, education, renovated accommodations, and more. Additional considerations will involve which parent has the time, resources, and abilities to best attend to and emotionally support the child.
- International child kidnapping. This involves a parent taking a child out of the country or refusing to return a child to the U.S. after a visit abroad with the intent to deprive the other parent of the child. This is a federal crime. It involves jurisdictional law and the Hague Treaty, a way to resolve the matter of parental abduction.
Get the Help You Need From a Houston Complex Child Custody Issues Lawyer
Handling the above complex issues can be stressful and uncertain but, with the help of our resourceful and committed team, you can have peace of mind knowing your case is in the hands of trusted professionals. At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, we will do everything legally possible to ensure that you obtain the favorable result you need and deserve in this crucial issue.
Start the conversation with a family law attorney by booking your complimentary consultation at (281) 810-9760 today.