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New Braunfels Child Custody Attorney

New Braunfels Child Custody Attorney

Lawyer for Parental Rights Serving Comal County

While you may be quite happy to end your relationship with your child's other parent, you may well be dreading the possibility of spending much less time with your children. Custody issues are often the parents' top priority during a divorce. Of course, parents who were never married can also become involved in child custody proceedings. Whether you are a mother or a father, the relationship you share with your child is precious. Our attorneys will strive to guard that relationship.

Brandon Wong & Associates fully appreciates the importance of these cases. We understand the impact a child custody case can have on your life and your child's life. Our attorneys will strive to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your child alike. These cases are incredibly important to us, and we can promise you that we will do everything in our power to preserve your parental rights and win you the most possible time with your child.

Understanding Types of Custody in Texas

Child custody cases are rarely winner-take-all. Rather, in Texas, joint custody arrangements are preferred, allowing both parents time to have regular time with the child (physical custody) and share decision-making authority (legal custody). Commonly, one parent will be named the primary custodian, while the other will likely pay child support and receive designated visitation time.

If the other parent is threatening to take full custody, you should know that in all likelihood, this is an empty threat. Barring severe circumstances like abuse, the law generally considers it best for a child to continue receiving love and guidance from both parents.

Child Custody and Divorce Lawyer for New Braunfels Parents

Child custody is often, but not always, decided incident to a divorce. When children are involved in a divorce, the issues concerning them often take center stage. If you and your spouse are considering pursuing an uncontested divorce, then you may have the option of establishing a custody arrangement by agreement.

Compromising and jointly establishing a co-parenting plan can be a less stressful and often a more fair method for determining child custody. However, we are always ready to litigate your divorce if no satisfactory agreement can be reached.

Comal County Child Custody Litigation Attorney

If your child custody case will need to be resolved in court, the rule in Texas is that the child's best interests take precedence. This means that the court must do what it believes is best for the child involved. Factors the court may consider include:

  • Child's preferences - The age and maturity of the child are also considered in how this factor is weighed.
  • Parental cooperation - Will both parents cooperatively work together to meet their child's needs? If there is concern that one parent would not cooperate with designated custody exchanges, that parent may be less qualified as a primary conservator.
  • Parental involvement - Is one parent more involved in the child's life than the other? Which parent usually attends little league games and parent-teacher conferences? Who provides day-to-day childcare?
  • Abuse - If one parent has been abusive or has a worrying criminal history, they are less likely to receive custody. Family violence is taken very seriously.
  • Continuity - Courts generally do not want to uproot a child from a lifestyle to which they are well adjusted.
  • Household stability - Now that both parents have separate households, is one's home more stable than the other?

While mothers were historically favored, fathers' rights now play an ever-stronger role in custody battles. Legally, both parents are considered to have equal rights as parents.

Going through a contested child custody battle can be an immensely stressful time in your life. Our skilled attorneys will develop a customized legal strategy in your case. We will do everything we can to ensure that you and your child will remain close and together.

Contact a New Braunfels Child Custody Attorney

Brandon Wong & Associates is committed to helping parents establish custody arrangements that protect the loving relationship they share with their children. Whether your case will be decided in or out of court, you will find us to be zealous advocates for your interests. Contact us at 210-201-3832 to arrange a confidential consultation.

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