Galveston Child Custody and Visitation Lawyer
Whether you are going through a divorce or you are involved in a child custody dispute, the character of your family is changing. You want an attorney who can help you find a plan that fits your new circumstances. At the Seabrook Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson, we will help you find a child custody and visitation plan that works.
Child Custody · Visitation · Parenting Time
In Texas, almost all child custody and visitation cases will be settled with a joint managing conservatorship. Exceptions exist for parents who have a history of drug and alcohol problems and for those that have been found guilty of family violence.
A joint managing conservatorship allows both parents to retain most of the rights and privileges enjoyed during marriage, such as legal custody and the right to participate in decisions. It does not necessarily mean that children will spend equal time with each parent.
One parent is designated as the primary custodian, and he or she has the right to determine the legal residence of the child. The primary custodian will also be the parent who received child support. However, both parents need to be actively involved in the process, as Texas state courts encourage both parents to be involved in the lives of their children on a regular basis.
Even in cases where joint physical custody is not given, both parents can remain active in their children's lives. The court may still grant weekend visitation and holidays. Unless you have a past history which is problematic, you will not by cut our of your children's lives.
In all family matters, we try to keep an open line of communication with our clients. If you have concerns, we will respond promptly and you will speak directly to an attorney. We offer reasonable rates as we try and help your family find a child custody plan that works. Contact us today for more information.