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When you are facing a child custody case, you are likely overwhelmed with emotion and unsure where to turn for meaningful support. Doubtless you want what’s best for your children, and you want someone who can guarantee that there will be a reassuring outcome on the other side of this legal process. When you work with the trusted Aledo custody lawyers at Youngblood Law, PLLC, the needs of your family take first priority. 

 

Youngblood Law employs interest-based negotiation tactics to create a productive environment for resolving custody situations and ensuring that the children’s needs are addressed without toxic family fighting. Reach out today to schedule a free consultation and get to know how we can help your family smooth over this time of transition.

 

Child Custody Terminology

When you are trying to resolve a custody arrangement, there are a few key terms and concepts that should be familiar to you in order to understand the process. In particular, you will want to understand the types of custody arrangements that are mandated in Texas, among other important considerations. Here is an abbreviated list of terms that you should know: 

 

  • Conservatorship: This is the legal term for custody, and the two terms can be used interchangeably. There are different types of conservatorship, which are described below.
  • Sole custody: When one parent retains custody of the child and is empowered with making decisions regarding their residence, schooling, and upbringing.
  • Joint custody: The most common parenting arrangement in which both parents are given equal power in decision-making and physical time with the child.
  • Split custody: An arrangement in which a family has multiple children and different parents retain sole custody over each of them.
  • Possession and access: Another word for visitation, which refers to the established schedule during which each parent is allowed access to the child.
  • Custodial parent: Refers to the parent with whom the child retains their primary residence.
  • Noncustodial parent: Refers to the parent with whom the child does not live, but who retains visitation rights.
 

These are the general trends in which custody is arranged, but not all families are one-size-fits-all. If you have unique needs regarding child custody, it’s ideal to talk through your specific circumstances with the Aledo custody lawyers at Youngblood Law.

 

Considerations In A Child Custody Case

If you are wondering what considerations go into determining a child custody case, you should first and foremost know that a judge’s decision weighs substantially in favor of whatever is best for the child. The needs of the child will always be put before the needs of the parents in these cases. 

There are many questions that can be used to determine the best interest of the child. Here are a few of the considerations that might be admitted to the court in order to learn about the needs of your child and determine what arrangement will be most beneficial: 

 

  • Is there any evidence of abuse in your family? Was the abuse directed toward the child?
  • Are both parents involved in the child’s life? Is either parent disconnected or absent?
  • Can each parent provide an equal quality of living to the child? Who can provide a better residence and access to a better school district?
  • What are the schedules of each parent like? Does one parent work prohibitive hours? Who has more time for the child?
  • Does either parent have a history of drug abuse? What about issues with their mental health? Or a history or suicide attempts?
  • What does your child want? Do they have a strong relationship with one parent over the other? Do they have a strong relationship with any siblings?
 

It should be noted that judges will always try to grant access to the child to parents based on the belief that it is beneficial to the child. However, there are certain cases in which it may be determined that one parent should not see their child. It’s notable that if there is a history of household abuse, the abusive spouse will likely be barred from custody and even visitation. 

 

Why Work With The Aledo Custody Lawyers At Youngblood Law, PLLC?

At Youngblood Law, PLLC, we will work with you to ensure that you and your spouse reach a custody arrangement that will enable your child to thrive. We will work closely with your family to help you make empowered decisions in the process of your custody arrangement. Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation and learn about what tactics we can employ to benefit your children and your future with them.

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