Seek Experienced Counsel from Proven Family Law Attorneys
Child custody arrangements are some of the most important issues that we face in our family law practice here at The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C.. We believe that parents who put their kids first can successfully develop a fair and flexible parenting plan that works for everyone, and we are committed to helping families achieve success in this pursuit.
The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. is available to assist you with any of the following child custody matters:
- Establishment of physical conservatorship
- Child support
- Child relocation
- Visitation / parenting time
- Contempt of court
Child Custody in Texas
In Texas, child custody is known as “conservatorship,” which is used to describe the legal responsibilities and rights of a parent. Unless both parents can come to an agreement about conservatorship after adivorce, the matter will need to be settled in court. The judge will come to a decision that favors the best interests of the child, taking into account things like the child’s age, physical and mental health, and relationship with each parent.
There are two types of conservatorship in Texas: Sole managing conservatorship (SMC) and joint managing conservatorship (JMC). As the names imply, this means that either one or both parents, respectively, will be granted the legal right to make certain decisions about how the child is raised. Sole conservatorship is typically granted in cases where the other parent has a history of drugs or alcohol abuse, criminal activity, neglect, or violence, or if they have largely been absent from the child’s life. In these cases, visitation may or may not be granted to the non-conservator.
Child custody and support laws can often be complicated, which is why we encourage you to reach out to The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. for the guidance you need to navigate through the process as smoothly as possible.
Compassionate Attorneys Dedicated to Your Family’s Needs
Since all divorces and child custody cases are different, the Austin divorce lawyers at our firm take an individualized approach to handling child custody issues. We strive to work closely with our clients to choose a solution that best meets their goals and current situation.
While we believe that child custody matters are best resolved through amicable cooperation, we understand that a trial is sometimes the more favorable option and are fully prepared to go to court if necessary. Whatever issue you are facing, The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. stands ready to help you work towards the best possible outcome by guiding you through all of your options.
To set up a consultation with our award-winning team of Austin child custody attorneys, please contact us today at (512) 342-9933, or click here to fill out an online request.