Texas dads can get custody. Child custody refers to the rights and obligations between parents, regarding their children, after a divorce, legal separation, or paternity decree. There are two independent types of custody.
Physical custody refers to the amount of time each parent is permitted physically with a child. This may be sole, primary, or joint custody.
Legal custody refers to a parent’s decision-making rights regarding a child’s health, education, and welfare. It, too, may be sole, primary, or joint custody.
Often, the Court designates one parent as the primary physical custodian, giving the other parent a schedule of temporary custody and visitation. In some cases, however, the Court orders a joint legal and physical custody, by which, both parents have substantial access to their children.
The Court’s decision in a particular case is based upon, among other things, the child’s wishes, each parent’s historical nurturing role, and the relative circumstances of the parties going into the future.
I regard it as a basic truth that father-child relationship is as important as the mother-child relationship, and that gender-based discrimination in family court is unconscionable. Texas dads can get custody but it takes real effort and not just showing up.
Because I strongly believe that Texas dads can get custody, I find representing a father in a custody case a challenging task requiring skill and experience but it provides great satisfaction.
In a system seemingly predisposed against them, men can only hope to succeed by using all the help available to them, both legally and strategically. While I represent both mothers and fathers in this fight, my practice has been built on practice helping men protect their rights to full and fair access to their children. Texas dads can get custody so let me make it happen for you!