Fort Worth Child Custody Attorney

Experienced Child Custody Representation in Texas

Matters that involve your children are typically the most stressful to discuss and come to decisions on. As one of the most contested subjects in divorce proceedings, child custody can cause an incredible amount of anxiety between you and your spouse. Our firm also works with clients who are facing child custody issues outside of divorce cases, such as when two unmarried parents cannot decide on custody or a visitation schedule.

At The Clark Law Firm, our Fort Worth child custody lawyers have 35 years of combined experience and can help you come to a workable child custody and visitation agreement to propose to your spouse and the judge.

Are you looking for legal support for your child custody matter? Call the Clark Law Firm today at (817) 435-4970 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our child custody lawyers in Fort Worth.

Understanding Legal and Physical Custody in Texas

In Texas, there are two types of custody: legal custody and physical custody.

  • Legal custody: This refers to a parent's right to decide how to raise their child. Among these decisions are those regarding the child's education, healthcare, and religious upbringing. Custody can be awarded to one parent (sole legal custody) or to both parents (joint legal custody).
  • Physical custody: This refers to child supervision and physical care, including where the child lives and who they live with. Physical custody can also be awarded exclusively to one parent (sole physical custody) or to both parents (joint physical custody). When both parents share physical custody, it is commonly known as a joint managing conservatorship (JMC) in Texas.

Custody arrangements in Texas are made based on the best interests of the child/children and will vary depending on the family's unique circumstances.

Factors Influencing Child Custody Decisions

A judge cannot make a personal choice like you or your spouse would. They look at the information they are given in your case, as well as the regulations of Texas child custody law.

A few examples of the factors which may be considered include:

  • The health of the child and their healthcare needs
  • Emotional bonding and relationship with the parents
  • Age of the child and their preferences
  • The ability of each parent to care for the children
  • Income of each parent

Creating a Parenting Plan: Benefits and Guidance

Creating a parenting plan is an essential part of any child custody agreement. A well-designed plan can help you and your co-parent establish clear expectations and guidelines that work for everyone involved, including your children. Here are some benefits of a well-designed parenting plan:

  • Promotes stability: A parenting plan provides a consistent schedule and routine for your children, which can help them feel more secure and stable.
  • Reduces conflict: A detailed plan can help reduce conflict between co-parents by clearly outlining expectations and responsibilities.
  • Encourages cooperation: When both parents are involved in creating the plan, it can encourage cooperation and communication.
  • Flexible: A parenting plan can be tailored to your family's specific needs and can be adjusted as your children grow and their needs change.
  • Protects your children: A well-designed plan can help protect your children from being caught in the middle of conflicts between co-parents.

At The Clark Law Firm, our Fort Worth child custody attorneys can help you create a parenting plan that works for you and your children. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Protect Your Parental Rights with Our Fort Worth Child Custody Lawyers

You can rely on our Fort Worth child custody attorneys to provide you with reliable guidance and ensure your concerns are heard and addressed. We realize how important spending time with your children is and want to make sure your parental rights are protected. If you are concerned about having enough time with your children, we can help. Our family law team guides you toward making the best decisions that have the greatest chance for a successful outcome.

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