Child Custody Attorney Located in The Woodlands
At the Law Office of Jennifer Casey in The Woodlands, Texas, some of the most contested cases I see involve child custody. Of course, time with one’s child is priceless. Once it passes, you can never get it back. Therefore, when marriages and relationships end, many parents are deeply concerned about custody and visitation rights.
As an experienced family law attorney, I am committed to doing everything in my power to negotiate fair agreements or obtain appropriate court orders for you and your children. I know that child custody cases are very emotional, and they can be stressful. As your lawyer, I will aim to minimize any drama and anxiety by handling your case personally every step of the way.
Texas Child Custody Law
In Texas, child custody and visitation orders must meet the child’s best interests. While courts consider a number of factors in custody and visitation cases, the child’s interest are at the center of all of these.
There are two types of child custody in Texas. Legal custody is the ability to make major decisions about the child’s care and upbringing. Physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child will reside.
I explain to my clients the pros and cons of various parenting arrangements, and what the child custody statutes require. This allows us to come up with a plan that suits the parents and protects the children’s needs. While I am often able to help parents negotiate child custody and visitation agreements outside of court, these agreements must ultimately be approved by the court.
Child Custody and Visitation Modifications
There are a number of reasons that parents might wish to change an existing child custody or visitation order. One parent might want to limit the other’s access to the child if that parent has been accused of domestic violence or drug or alcohol abuse. When one parent moves out of state, the other might be interested in adding geographic restrictions to the child custody arrangement.
Under Texas law, there are certain circumstances when it is possible to modify a custody or visitation order. I will help you understand your options and follow the best path to protect your rights and your child.
Call for a Confidential Consultation
Please call 281-528-1948 or send in this form to discuss your child custody or visitation concerns with me. I am available in my office during regular business hours, and you may also make an appointment during other times that are more convenient for you.
I represent parents in child custody and visitation matters throughout Harris County and Montgomery County.