Lewisville Child Custody and Visitation Lawyer
At Alexander & Associates, our Lewisville child custody lawyers understand that no matter how amicable a person’s divorce may be, it is always a highly sensitive and personal matter that must be handled with the utmost care. When children are involved, this becomes even truer, as decisions regarding both the parents’ and the child’s circumstances must be made. As a parent, you only want the best for your child and, unfortunately, fighting for this can be difficult when you are separating from a spouse.
Our legal team understands the importance of working out a child custody or visitation agreement and how frustrating this can be in many situations. As such, the Lewisville child custody lawyers of Alexander & Associates work closely with you to ensure that you and your child’s needs are being met and that you have the best chance at reaching an agreement that works for all parties. Contact us at (972) 420-6560 to find out what we may be able to do to help you with your custody or visitation agreement.
How We Can Help
Child custody is an intricate area of divorce law that can be complex and ever-changing, depending on the separating spouses’ circumstances. Fortunately, our lawyers have a wealth of knowledge in this legal area and are prepared to help those seeking the following:
- Modifications to Child Custody
- Modifications to Visitation Agreements
- Enforcing Custody / Visitation Agreements
When you are in need of these modifications, enforcements, or other custody related matters, our team can support you, so do not hesitate to contact us.
Divorce can be difficult enough to deal with as it is; thus, it is our goal to support you and make reaching a custody or visitation agreement as easy as possible. Call (972) 420-6560 to talk to a Lewisville child custody attorney of Alexander & Associates about your needs and how we may be able to best help you.
Child Custody FAQs
Does child custody go to just one parent?
There are a multitude of different kinds of child custody, which may give custody of the child to one or both of the parents. In the case of joint custody, the parents share equal responsibility for their child, and both make decisions about their child’s well-being. In joint custody arrangements, parents may have legal custody of their child, which is the right to make decisions about the child’s health, education, and other important elements of their life. Additionally, parents may have have joint physical custody of their child, which is the right to control where the child lives. In many cases, joint physical and legal custody is awarded to both parents. However, if there is evidence that one parent is unfit to care for the child, the court may decide to grant sole legal or physical custody to the other parent.
What factors do courts take into account when determining who gets custody?
Courts take many factors into account when determining who gets custody of the child. The most important of these considerations, however, is the child’s best interest. The court wishes to make a decision that will provide the most stability and least disruption to the child’s life whenever possible. This is often determined based on the parent’s mental health, their lifestyle, and their relationship with the child. Other important factors the court may consider include the child’s primary caregiver, the child’s established living pattern, and the impact a lifestyle change would have on the child. If the child in question is old enough to make an informed decision, typically 12 years old, the court may also take into consideration the child’s preference as to which parent should have custody.
How can a lawyer help me get custody?
The family law attorneys at Alexander & Associates have extensive experience working with divorce, and understand how complex and emotional obtaining child custody can be. Our legal assistance will help you prepare the best case possible to demonstrate your important role in your child’s life. We are able to help you at any point in the custody proceedings to ensure you take the proper steps along the way. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about custody law and can help you understand the multitude of options available regarding the type of custody. Additionally, we understand what courts are looking for when deciding custody cases, and we can help you prepare the necessary information and witnesses to help strengthen your case. Protecting your right to your child is important to every parent, and with a lawyer’s help, you may be able to better maintain that relationship.