Fort Worth, TX Custody Lawyers

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Fort Worth, TX Custody Lawyers

Ending a marriage is hard; becoming a single parent and having to navigate sharing your children with your ex-spouse is undeniably harder. That’s why custody issues tend to be so intense. You want to do what’s best for your children, and you want to stay as active in their lives as possible, but this can pose a challenge because the other parent may have a different idea of what’s best for your children, and they will also likely want to have the more active role in their lives. The possibility of losing out on any amount of time or influence with your kids can be terrifying. That’s why you need our team of experienced Fort Worth custody attorneys on your side! 

 

At Youngblood Law, PLLC, we know custody is complex, but we reject the traditional notion that custody always has to be a battle. A contentious legal fight isn’t good for you, and it most certainly isn’t good for your kids. The ideal resolution is non-adversarial, and we prioritize mediation and negotiation to work towards that ideal resolution (though we are able to fight for their best interests in court if it comes to that). We want to help you and your kids lay the best foundation for your future so you can all live happily ever after, together! If you’re getting divorced and have kids, or if you are navigating custody, book a free consultation with us today to learn more about how we can make this easier. 

 

About Joint Custody/Joint Managing Conservatorship In Fort Worth, Texas

 

In Fort Worth, the family court system prefers joint custody plans. This is because there is ample research showing that having both parents involved in children’s lives is much better for their healthy development and well-being. What this means for you is that unless there is a major issue with the other parent (such as a history of addiction or abuse), then you will likely have to get used to co-parenting closely with them. 

 

Joint custody means both parents involved, and that both parents have a legal right to make decisions about the children’s upbringing, but it doesn’t mean that time spent with the children is exactly equal. The most common arrangement is for the children to live primarily with one parent, but then spend alternating weekends with each parent and one night a week with the parent who has visitation rights (but not primary physical custody). Obviously this arrangement may not work well for your family depending on your and your children’s schedule, and that’s okay – our knowledgeable Fort Worth custody lawyers can work to make arrangements personalized to your unique needs! 

 

Even if it seems impossible to work with your co-parent, or you both don’t agree on what the children’s lives should look like, our attorneys can foster collaboration and find creative solutions in order to keep things amicable. 

 

About Sole Custody/Sole Managing Conservatorship In Fort Worth, Texas

 

Sole custody is awarded much less frequently, and typically only if one parent can present a compelling case that the other parent poses a danger to the children. However, even if you are awarded sole custody, the other parent will likely still have visitation rights; it’s rare for a court to cut off all contact between a parent and child. 

 

What A Judge Will Consider If Your Custody Case Goes To Court

 

If mediation and negotiation doesn’t work, and you and the other parent cannot agree on custody terms, or if you are seeking sole custody, your case will need to go before a judge so they can decide the terms of the custody arrangement. They will consider things such as:

 

  • Your ability to provide a caring and loving home for your children
  • Your career demands/history
  • Your ability to financially provide for your children
  • How involved you are in your children’s day-to-day lives
  • Your ability to foster a good relationship between your children and their other parent
  • Your children’s ties to their community (school, church, clubs, sports, neighborhood, extended family, etc.) 
  • Where you live 
  • And all of these things about the other parent. 

 

If your child is older than 12, they may be able to have input in the decision, but the ultimate authority will rest with the judge. You will need to have evidence to support your wishes – documents, pictures, bills, etc.; our Fort Worth custody lawyers can gather this evidence and make a persuasive case that you being the primary parent is in your children’s best interests. 


However, leaving your and your children’s future in the hands of a judge who doesn’t know you or your family history is always risky. That’s why we strongly advise keeping your case out of court if possible! 

 

Call Compassionate Fort Worth Custody Lawyers Today

 

We can help you with every aspect of custody, including modifications if your circumstances change/have changed. Our team cares about YOU. We support you through the process, and we’ll go to great lengths to make sure that you and your children get through the process in one piece mentally, emotionally, and financially. Call today to book a free consultation and discuss your next steps with us! 

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