Child Custody

Resolution For Your Child Custody Issue

Child custody can affect the outcome of several issues in divorce or parent-child proceedings. Who will receive child support? Who will remain in the family home? The most important thing to consider in resolving child custody issues is the best interests of the child, but making sure that your parental rights and your finances are protected is crucial as well.

By working with an experienced Amarillo child custody attorney at Werner Law Offices, you can have the representation you need to set you and your family up for success.

How Is Child Custody Determined In Texas?

Texas child custody laws presume that a “joint managing conservatorship” is the most effective custody arrangement for the child’s best interests.

  • When both parents are appointed as managing conservators, they have equal right to make decisions and receive information related to the child’s health, education and welfare.
  • Joint managing conservatorships are only useful in cases when both parents are each equipped to provide a safe, stable environment that is free from violence in which the child can interact with that parent.

Beyond legal decision-making, the child’s primary residence and the time that the child spends with each parent must be determined. When a child is very young, this decision is left to parents and the court, but as the child gets older, he or she may be able to influence the outcome. Even after a divorce is final or a suit affecting parent-child relationship, an experienced lawyer can help you modify or enforce agreements when circumstances change or one party is not complying with the order.

Werner Law Offices can help you understand what custody arrangement is right for your family’s unique needs as you work through complicated divorce or parent-child proceedings or handle post-divorce child custody and visitation matters.

Get A Parenting Plan That Works

There’s nothing more important than your children. Ensure that they are taken care of and that their true needs are met by crafting a parenting plan that works for your family. Reach Werner Law Offices online or call 806-223-2607 to find out more about the legal remedies available in your case. Flexible weekend and evening appointments are available, and all major credit cards are accepted.