Examining The Best Interest Question
We all try to do our best to protect our children from harm. In Texas divorce courts, judges and child welfare professionals put the child’s interests first. This could mean putting a child between two loving parents who believe they both know what’s best for their family.
When parents get divorced (or were never married) the courts specify which parent has the right to determine where the child lives. In Texas family law, this is commonly referred to as the primary conservator or custodial parent. The other parent is typically granted access and visitation rights as the non-custodial parent.
This arrangement may require the non-custodial parent to pay child support to the custodial parent. With such loaded language, it’s easy to see why child custody is one of the most disputed areas in a divorce or parenting arrangement involving minor children.
Does Your Pending Divorce Include a Child Custody Dispute?
Are you currently in a dispute with the parent of your child? I am here to help you. Call me at 214-616-3684 to schedule a consultation and to discuss your circumstances. I’ll work vigorously to make sure your parental rights and interests are protected. Using my network of child welfare experts, I’ll build the strongest, clearest case in support of your child’s best interests.
Possession and Access
Arguments over custody and visitation can generate very heated emotions. A child exposed to these disagreements can feel torn between the loyalties of their two parents. I’ll guide you through the process to achieve an amicable agreement with your co-parent. Whether through direct negotiation with that parent or through his or her attorney, if necessary.
Alternatively, I will defend your interest in mediation, should an impartial third party be needed. If a negotiated settlement is not possible, I will advocate for you and present your preferences to the court. The court will hear all the reasons why your preferences would be in the best interest of your child. And I will petition the court to formalize your preferences in the form of an order.
Relocation and Geographic Restriction
If you are the custodial parent of a child under a residency restriction, you may understand the difficulty involved with changing the child’s primary residence. In a child custody case, the goal of the court is to ensure the child has frequent and regular contact with each parent. If you need help with removing a residency restriction or other custody modification issue, call me at 214-616-3684 to arrange a consultation.
I Strive for Workable Solutions But Prepare for Litigation
Because emotions can get heated in these matters, custody battles happen far too often. This is one area of Texas family law that frequently requires a bench or jury trial to reach a resolution. Given my trial skills and experience as a litigator, I begin from a position of strength in the custody court.
Providing Compassion Guidance in Child Custody
If you need someone to listen to your story and champion your cause, I’m here for you. I’m a family lawyer, Rachel Li. I’ll provide you honest, candid advice and guide you through the challenges of the legal system. Call me at 214-616-3684 or contact me online to speak with an experienced child custody lawyer today.