Texas Child Custody Cases
Determining child custody in the state of Texas can be difficult, even under the best circumstances. I am attorney Lester K. Reed, and I am an experienced child custody lawyer that can help you navigate this complex territory.
When one parent has an illness or substance abuse problem, the situation becomes even more challenging. If you are involved in a high-conflict or complicated custody battle, be sure your attorney has experience the help you have the best outcome possible.
Child Custody Laws In Texas
In all custody cases, custody is determined by what is in the best interests of the child. The court will consider factors such as the ability of each parent to care for the child, the emotional and physical needs of the child, the current relationship with each parent, and the stability of the home. The judge will also examine any evidence that a parent may be unfit.
Under the Texas Family Code, ‘child custody’ is formally known as ‘conservatorship’ and can be found, specifically, in Chapter 153 of the Texas Family Code. This section states that ‘custody’ is granted to (a) certain individual(s) based on the best interests of the child.
In order to obtain custody after a divorce, you will need to prove, among other things, to the court that maintaining custody of your child is in their best interest. The noncustodial parent may be granted access or visitation to the children.
The Law Office of Lester K. Reed has handled numerous Texas child custody cases with knowledge, compassion, and relentless pursuit of our client’s needs and desires. I can answer any custody questions you may have and help you create a parenting plan that meets the needs of the child.
Aside from standard child custody, there are other types of child custody-related cases I can assist you with. These include:
- Establishing paternity
- Grandparents’ or nonparent rights and conservatorship
- Conservatorship for same-sex parents
- Termination of parental rights
- Emergency orders
- Child Protective Services involvement
- Modification of existing orders
- Writ of Habeas Corpus or Writ of Attachment