Divorce can be especially complicated if you and your ex-spouse share children. Determining which parent should have physical and/or legal custody of the minor children – as well as developing a co-parenting plan – is nothing short of involved. These types of decisions are not easy.
Fortunately, the court considers a variety of factors when awarding child custody, including but not limited to:
- The physical and mental health of both parents
- The physical and mental health of the child
- The ability for each parent to financially provide for the child
- The location of each parent
- The wishes of each parent and the wishes of the child if he or she is old enough to choose
- The relationship the child currently has with each parent
- The living environment of each parent and how it will affect the child
The aspects involved in child custody are complex and sometimes difficult for parents to understand. For example, both parents usually maintain some legal rights at all times, while other legal rights are awarded to only one parent and still other legal rights apply only to whichever parent is with the child. When dealing with Texas child custody, it is in your best interest – and the best interest of your children – to consult with a seasoned child custody attorney.
Malcolm S. Nettles is dedicated to serving your family and providing you with the legal advice you need to face the situation you’re involved in with confidence. Our goal is to empower you to take control over the legal issues you are dealing with and we will work hard towards a favorable result for you and your loved ones.
Call us today for a consultation. (512) 472-7578