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San Antonio Child Custody Attorney

Bexar County child conservatorship and visitation attorney

Trust Our Team With Your Child Custody Case

During a divorce, child custody can be one of the most contentious issues that a couple will need to resolve. Each parent may have their own expectations about where their children will live, how they will be raised, how often they will spend time with each parent, and how various child-related decisions will be made. In cases involving unmarried parents, custody can be just as hard to figure out. The stress of addressing these issues is understandable. Parents love their children and want them to be happy and successful, and they also want to be able to maintain positive family relationships that will stand the test of time. To ensure that the rights of parents and children will be protected, it is crucial to address legal issues related to child custody correctly during a family law case.

Ultimately, parents want the same thing as the courts: custody arrangements that are in the best interests of the children themselves. At Brandon Wong & Associates in San Antonio, we believe in helping our clients resolve custody matters in a way that is fair, lawful, and supportive for children. We understand the difficulties that parents often face in these situations, especially when they are dealing with the emotional issues that come with a divorce or the end of a long-term relationship. We work to help resolve child custody disputes in a way that will protect parent-child relationships and ensure that parents are prepared to meet their children's needs going forward.

Protecting Children's Best Interests When Addressing Conservatorship and Visitation

In Texas, the legal custody of children is known as conservatorship. This form of custody addresses parents' rights to make decisions about raising their children. A parent who has conservatorship of their child will be able to address issues such as where children will go to school, what types of medical care they will receive, what religion they will be raised in, and the types of activities they will participate in, such as sports or music lessons. In most cases, parents will have joint managing conservatorship of their children, giving them an equal say in these matters. However, there may be some situations where sole managing conservatorship may be awarded to one parent, such as when one parent has not been involved in raising their children, when one parent is absent or lives a long distance away from their children, or when a parent has a history of domestic violence or abuse.

In addition to conservatorship, parents will need to make decisions about the physical custody of their children, which addresses where children will live and when they will spend time with each parent at the parents' homes or other locations. This form of custody is often referred to as visitation, but Texas law refers to it as possession and access. Children may live primarily with one parent, or they may divide their time equally between both parents' homes. However, one parent will typically be given the exclusive right to decide children's primary residence, although they may be subject to geographical restrictions to ensure that they will continue living near the other parent.

During a divorce or child custody case, our firm can assist with multiple issues related to conservatorship and visitation. We can help parents negotiate a workable parenting agreement that fully details their rights and obligations toward their children. We can help create visitation schedules that will meet the needs of children and parents, including in cases where long-distance visitation may need to be addressed. We can also help pursue modifications of child custody or enforcement of visitation orders when appropriate, and we can assist with parental relocation requests.

As attorneys, we have seen hundreds of family law cases in Texas. We have observed almost every conceivable scenario. We know that making responsible choices yields good results – and that having the right attorney on your side can make a difference. In addition to providing legal representation, we can offer guidance on how to avoid a custody battle and how to improve communication between co-parents, while also making sure parents are aware of resources that may be available to them, such as counseling, family therapy, and parenting classes.

Contact Our San Antonio Child Custody Lawyers

Our attorneys approach child custody matters with decades of experience. We care about our clients, and we care about their children. As your lawyers, our job will be to help you work out custody issues as peacefully and cost-effectively as possible. We want you to be successful in the future. Contact us at 210-201-3832 for advice about your case. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

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