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Divorce is hard for anyone, but it can be especially hard on children. What can be hardest on parents, however, is the fear of a custody arrangement that cuts down on quality time and life experience with their children. When you are fighting for custody, it’s normal to be anxious about arrangements that might be disadvantageous to you or cause you to miss out on the milestones in your child’s life. When you work with our experienced Benbrook custody lawyers, we can alleviate your fears.


The custody lawyers at Youngblood Law, PLLC, want what’s best for both you and your child. We can work with you utilizing strategies tailored to your particular needs, and we can help you handle both legal and emotional aspects of your custody battle. Reach out to schedule a free initial consultation and learn how we can advocate for you and your children.


Understanding Child Custody In Texas


When you begin the process of arranging child custody, you are likely to come across some terminology that is unfamiliar to you. Our Benbrook custody lawyers can help you with any legal questions you have, but here is a quick crash course of some terms you are likely to encounter:

  • Conservatorship: Conservatorship is the legal term for custody, and they can be used interchangeably. There are different types of conservatorship, including sole custody and joint custody, discussed below.
  • Possession and access: Possession and access is the legal term for visitation. There are many different ways of arranging visitation given that there are different levels of access and timeframes in which you might get to see your child.
  • Sole custody: Sole custody is when one parent retains possession of the child, houses them, and makes decisions on their behalf, including where they will go to school, their healthcare, religious affiliation, and so on.
  • Joint custody: Joint custody is when parents share, usually equally, possession of the child and jointly make decisions on their behalf.
  • Custodial parent: The custodial parent is the parent with whom the child resides. In arrangements that award 50/50 custody, the custodial parent can change based on who has custody of the child at the time.
  • Non-custodial parent: The non-custodial parent does not house the child, but they might still have some level of custody or visitation.

With these terms in mind, you can begin to understand how child custody is arranged and what is at stake for each parent.

Considerations For Child Custody Arrangements

Probably the most pertinent question on the mind of any parent who is fighting for custody of their child is how exactly the court will come to a decision on an arrangement. There are many factors that play into the decision of how to arrange child custody, and for the most part custody is decided on a case-to-case basis. No child or family is exactly the same and all have different needs.

However, the most essential aspect for any judge is to make decisions that will be in the best interest of the child. Again, that “best interest” will depend heavily on the particular child and their circumstances, but generally judges will try to divide families as little as possible and allow both parents to retain some level of access to their child. There are exceptional circumstances, however, in which a judge might restrict a parent’s access, such as if the parent is known to be abusive.


Otherwise, judges will have several considerations on their mind, such as:


  • Which parent can provide better housing and quality of life?
  • Which parent has more time to spend with the child?
  • Does the child have a special relationship with one parent over the other?
  • Which parent has historically been the primary caregiver?
  • Which parent can provide the most stability and consistency?

And more! Making your case for these questions and other essential considerations will give you a better chance for the custody arrangement that is most desirable to you.


Our Benbrook Custody Lawyers Are Here To Support You


Whether you are seeking more time with your child, a certain child support threshold, or have another custody issue in mind, the lawyers of Youngblood Law, PLLC, can help you reach your child custody goals. Reach out to schedule a free initial consultation and learn how we can support the needs of you and your child.

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