Child custody cases are typically very difficult, exhausting and messy situations, especially when children are involved. When it comes to determining custody, support and visitation rights for your child or children, you will be focused on ensuring that their best interest is made first priority, and so will our firm. It is an emotional situation that can be handled with the assistance of a family law attorney from our firm. At The Carlson Law Firm, a Child Custody Lawyer considers many factors that are part of a child custody case and the family’s previous lifestyle to try and develop a plan that makes sense.
Fighting For Your Right To Child Custody
It is important to understand the vast importance of fighting for you and your child’s rights in this situation. If you and your spouse are not able to arrive at an agreeable compromise, the judge will make a decision based on his or her outside opinion of the situation. Our firm advises that you make sure to take every effort to protect your interests. We can safeguard your rights and help you obtain child custody if that is in the best interest of your child.
Types of Child Custody
If you are trying to develop a parenting plan without having to involve the court to a large degree, you will want to familiarize yourself and your near ex-spouse with the different types of child custody. Legal custody is the right and responsibility to make large decisions considering the child’s well being and future. This includes decisions regarding religion, education and other large factors. Physical custody determines where the child will actually be living. This parent will be making decisions concerning everyday life. Generally, it is decided that joint custody is the best option since both parents will then be able to be part of the child’s life.
Determining Child Support
There are many factors that are taken into consideration by the court when pursuing child support calculations. The court will determine the income of both parents, including extra bonuses, income of businesses owned by either parent, number of children in the family, cost of daycare and other expenses for the child and health care insurance prices. At The Carlson Law Firm, we can help you achieve a successful verdict to your situation. Other personal circumstances can occur depending on child custody and other issues. Modifications can also occur in the future if that becomes necessary.
There are times when a divorcing couple cannot arrive at an agreement by themselves. There are other times when a child support agreement is not being followed, which is an issue of non-compliance. In these situations, a attorney from our firm can get involved to ensure that you and your child’s rights are being regarded. It is important to seek the help of one of our lawyers from The Carlson Law Firm for the reason that we can pursue actions to make sure this situation is not repeated.
Defending Visitation Rights
There are few topics as important and difficult to discuss in a divorce as visitation. It should not be ignored or considered as a lenient topic. Each member of a divorce must realize that it is important and does not have to be granted. Parents who are not given physical custody of the child are typically entitled to visitation rights, but some circumstances can restrict this. Another important aspect to remember is that time should not be wasted when it comes to ensuring a fair and workable visitation schedule.
Considering the Child's Best Interest
The most important consideration to be made in this factor and any other decision concerning children is their best interest. In many cases, the most ideal situation is joint custody. It is typically seen that children benefit the most from consistent time spent with both parents. A divorce inevitably separates families and causes distress. This, however, should not wreck the relationship that parents have with their children. The children should spend as much time with each parent as possible, in most situations. At The Carlson Law Firm, our Texas visitation attorneys pursue whatever is in the best interest of the child. We seek to defend your rights and protect all involved.
Why Choose a Board-Certified Family Law Attorney?
According to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, there are more than 90,000 licensed attorneys in Texas while only 7,150 of them have earned the title of “specialist” in their particular area of the law. That is less than 10% of attorneys in the state of Texas. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization recognizes 22 practice areas that attorneys can specialize in, one of them being Personal Injury Trial Law. Of the 7,150 Board Certified Attorneys in Texas, less than 900 of them are certified in Family Law. This means that only around 11% of Texas attorneys are considered Board Certified Specialists in this area of the law. One of those attorneys is on staff at our firm.
The Texas Board of Legalization offers Board Certification in order to distinguish those attorneys who have exemplified superior skill and knowledge in their field. A Board Certification is a mark of excellence that sets these attorneys apart from the rest. It is not only extremely difficult to pass the test to become Board Certified in Family Law, but these attorneys must also remain involved in the Family Law field and obtain periodic reviews from peers in that field. The process is rigorous, but the results are worthwhile. Hiring a Board Certified Family Law Lawyer can make the difference between the success or failure of your case.
There's a Carlson Law Firm Near You
With 12 locations throughout Texas, there’s a Carlson Law Firm near you. We have law offices located in Killeen, Temple, Waco, Round Rock, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, Bryan, Lubbock, and Corpus Christi.