Trophy Club, TX Custody Lawyers

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In the midst of a child custody case, emotions and frustrations tend to run high. You want to do what’s best for your children, but you don’t want to miss out on spending time with them or making critical decisions about how they will be raised. Custody cases are also hard on the kids whose futures are being decided, which is why it’s ideal to work with our experienced Trophy Club custody lawyers who will ensure that the process will have minimal impact on your child.

The skilled team at Youngblood Law, PLLC has worked countless child custody cases and understands the strategies to streamline the process and eliminate the painful toxicity. Reach out to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help guide you with legal advice that will empower you to make strong decisions for your child’s future.

Terms You Should Know

When it comes to child custody, there are a few key terms that will be useful to you. Below is a short, non-comprehensive list of some of the most common words and phrases you will encounter.

  • Conservatorship vs. Possession and access: Conservatorship is the legal term in Texas to describe custody while possession and access is the legal term to describe visitation.

  • Sole custody vs. Joint custody: These are the two most common types of conservatorships. When a parent has sole custody, they are the parent with whom the child lives and who reserves the right to make decisions on the child’s behalf. When parents share joint custody, they share responsibility for the child, who splits time with each of them. Another type of custody that’s not quite as common is split custody, wherein parents are given sole custody over different siblings.

  • Custodial parent vs. Non-custodial parent: The custodial parent is the parent who has custody over the child and with whom the child lives, while the non-custodial parent retains visitation rights.

These terms are a basic introduction to the legal world of child custody. Youngblood Law will help you understand terms and concepts pertaining to your custody arrangement as we help guide you through the process.

How Are Child Custody Cases Decided?

One of the most pressing things any parent wants to know during a child custody arrangement is how decisions will be made regarding conservatorship. The short answer: it depends.

It’s most important to be aware that a judge will always prioritize what is best for the child. In most cases, this means splitting child custody as evenly as possible as it’s beneficial for both parents and children to spend time together. However, in not all cases is it realistic or even advisable for parents to have equal access to their children.

Here are a few of the questions that the court will take into account while deciding your child custody case:

  • Has your child been abused by you or your spouse? (Important note: Abuse is one aspect that will cost a parent custody and visitation. If you or your child has been abused by your spouse, you will want to gather as much evidence as you can to present to the court. Judges take abuse very seriously and want to ensure the safety of your child.)

  • Has either parent abandoned the child? Does one parent have more time to see that the child’s needs are attended to? What is each parent’s level of personal involvement?

  • Which parent can provide a better quality of life for the child? Is there one residence where a child will be happier or more comfortable? Can one parent provide access to a better school district?

  • Does either parent have a work schedule that would prohibit time with the child?

  • Does either parent have a history of dangerous behavior, drug abuse, suicide attempts, mental illness, or felony convictions?

  • What does your child want? Are they old enough to express what situation would make them happiest?

In order to receive guidance on these issues and more, work closely with the Trophy Club child custody lawyers at Youngblood Law, PLLC, who are uniquely situated to advise you on the issues that will be most relevant to a judge.

Our Trophy Club Custody Lawyers 

At Youngblood Law, we prioritize mediation and negotiation strategies in order to eliminate the stress and toxicity from the custody process. We understand that you want to make the decisions that are going to be best for your child, and we want to enable you to move forward with a positive future for your family. Schedule a free consultation, and we will help you begin with the tools you need for your custody case.

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