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Child Custody Attorneys in Houston

Protecting Your Rights & Your Child’s Best Interests

If you have children with your spouse, navigating a divorce can be made exponentially more difficult and emotional. It is important to keep your child’s best interests at the forefront of every decision you make throughout the process.

Determining child custody and negotiating a fair parenting plan is an undoubtedly challenging task but is one of the most vital components of your divorce. Our Houston child custody attorneys can help you navigate the road ahead as you negotiate custody and visitation. We are not afraid to represent you in the courtroom if negotiation does not prove fruitful.

Give us a call at (281) 476-9447 to learn more about how we can assist with your custody case. We serve Houston, downtown Houston, Galleria-area, inner 610 Loop, River Oaks, Highland Village, and Uptown Park.

Custody Laws in Texas

In Texas, child custody is called conservatorship. There are two types of conservatorship: Joint managing conservatorship (JMC) and sole managing conservatorship (SMC).

Conservatorship includes the right to:

  • Make healthcare/medical decisions for the child
  • Discuss the child’s education with school officials
  • Have access to the child’s medical records and educational

It is generally presumed that a joint managing conservatorship is in the child’s best interests, as it helps the child retain an equal relationship with both parents. In a JMC, you and the other parent of your child will share parental rights and responsibilities (though it is possible for one parent to be awarded the right to make certain decisions for the child).

Possession & Access

Physical possession and visitation access are not inherently addressed by the type of conservatorship that is established. A parent can have possession and access to the child unless a judge determines it is not in the child’s best interest.

Parents have the right to create their own possession and visitation schedule. If they cannot come to an agreement, a judge can step in an order a schedule. Texas has a standard possession order that is created and tweaked according to certain guidelines.

Seek Guidance from Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law

Our child custody attorneys in Houston understand that determining custody and creating a visitation schedule is hard and emotionally draining work. We want to help you through this process and represent your best interests while protecting your rights. Of course, we believe in providing representation that also reflects the child(ren)’s best interests. Rest assured that your case is in good hands with our team.

Contact us now to get started on your case. Call (281) 476-9447.

Why Choose Us?

  • 80 + Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 25 Years

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Please note, the attorneys at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are only licensed to practice in the state of Texas, and cannot assist with out-of-state cases.

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