Mothers and fathers have equal standing as parents under the laws of Texas. While courts once operated under the presumption that children always belonged with their mothers, the law no longer grants preference based solely on gender. In determining who will be selected as the primary conservator of the child, every case is unique. If you are involved in a legal proceeding over custody of your child, you need an experienced family law attorney to help you.
At The Parent Law Firm, in San Antonio, we handle fathers’ rights cases throughout Texas. We work closely with our clients to help them understand their rights and to get them the results they deserve in their child custody battles.
Factors To Consider
Texas courts look at a variety of factors in determining a custody arrangement. The court’s focus is always on doing what is in the best interests of the child. If one parent shows a superior ability to provide for the emotional and physical needs of the child, the court will take that into account. The court will likely analyze the past parenting behavior of each party in making its decision.
Do you sing your child to sleep every night? Do you take your son to the doctor when he has to go? Do you drive your daughter to school every morning? If you are there for skinned knees, trips to the park, parent-teacher days at school and the numerous other times your child needs a parent, the court is more likely to find that you are the proper choice as primary conservator. Gathering and presenting a case for the custody determination you want takes experience and skill. We can guide you through the process.
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