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Your children are the most important people in your life. If you are currently facing a child custody battle, it may benefit you to contact the educated and experienced team at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC. Whether your case must be handled through the use of litigation or can be resolved amicably with the use of mediation, you can count on the firm’s Houston child custody lawyers to assist you.

Our child custody lawyer in Houston, TX recognizes that no two individuals are going through the same situation and the team ensures that every client is provided with a high level of personalized attention, compassion, and respect. Additionally, the team works to come up with custom solutions, tailored to fit the unique needs and goals of each client.

Custody Mediation, Negotiation, & Litigation Services

When it comes to the well-being of your children, you would not want to place your child custody case in the hands of just any lawyer, would you? At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, our child custody attorneys in Houston, Texas understand how emotionally draining and overwhelming child custody cases can be—especially if they involve having to go to court. Not only does our team possess a great deal of experience handling custody cases, they treat your case with the highest level of importance. We have helped thousands of families throughout Texas.

The team is passionate about maintaining an in-depth familiarity of the Texas family law system, and founding Attorney Fagan does so by choosing to continue his legal education. Attorney Fagan attends the College of the State Bar of Texas, making him part of the 10% of Texan lawyers that are qualified to do so. In addition, with an A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau, the team has truly demonstrated their high level of professionalism and legal ability

Is Custody the Same as Conservatorship in Texas?

Texas uses the term “conservatorship” while most states simply use “custody”. As a result, the parent that has custody of the child is known as the “conservator”. A few terms that stem from this are:

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.

How Does the Court Determine the Best Interests of the Child?

If the court is responsible for determining child custody in your case, then they will decide the matter in what they conclude to be the best interests of the child.

In order to act in the best interests of the child, the court evaluates:

Why Mediation Benefits Both Parties

The courts in Texas encourage spouses to work through child custody plans together using a mediator. At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, the firm can provide you with a trustworthy and helpful mediator. In mediation, you and your spouse will sit down and calmly work out a custody plan that works best for both of you and one that helps the children. The judge normally adopts the parents’ plan unless it is not in the best interests of the child. This can help keep your children out of court and maintain a calm atmosphere in the home.

Regardless of how complicated matters may seem, the team does everything in their power to help clients reach favorable results. Clients always work directly with our Houston child custody attorneys, and the team always strives to go above and beyond what is expected of them.

For more information about child custody including custody modifications, or to schedule your free case evaluation, be sure to contact the firm!

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Get started on your child custody case by contacting the firm today to set up your free and confidential consultation! Ensure what matters most to you is protected! Give the firm a call at (281) 810-9760 to set up your free evaluation.

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