Is It Possible To Get Sole Custody of My Child?
While most Texas courts prefer to award shared custody between both parents, in some cases this is not in the best interest of the child. When a Texas judge is presented with evidence that supports this, sole custody may be awarded to one parent. Sole custody means that the child or children in the case, will reside primarily with that parent and exclusively has the right to make decisions that involve choices about the child’s upbringing. The reason most courts prefer to award parents joint custody, is to ensure the child is being given the opportunity to have and maintain a healthy and meaningful relationship with both parents. In cases where joint custody is awarded to parents, the child will still primarily reside with one parent, while the other parent will be granted fair and adequate visitation rights. Additionally, in cases where the parents share custody like this, they will also share the decision-making when it comes to raising the child.
Mandatory Parenting Class in Texas
Often times in the state of Texas, following a divorce, Texas courts will require parents with underage children to successfully complete a mandatory parenting class before finalizing their divorce. Texas courts will always put the best interest of the child or children involved before everything else. The completion of this course is mandatory in order to help parents and their children overcome the negative impacts of divorce and separation. In some rare cases Texas courts will grant a waiver, allowing the parents to forgo this requirement. The course is now offered online to help parents maintain their lifestyle and focus their time on their children. If you are considering divorce and have questions or concerns about the custody of your child, contact Renken Law Firm today. Our team of legal professionals are here to help you make the best choices for your family and get the results you need.
Custody Violation in Texas
If you have already gone through the divorce process but feel your custody agreement is in violation by the child’s other parent, the attorneys at Renken Law Firm can help you. We understand how important the well-being of your child is and do everything we can to help families make the right choices for their unique needs. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help your family come up with long term solutions that work for you.
Houston Texas Divorce Professionals
Renken Law Firm is here to help couples who wish to dissolve their marriage, whether that be through divorce or legal separation. We are here to help those who are ending marriages that have been contested, uncontested, or collaborative. We are fully prepared to help you navigate the specifics of your case. All marriages are different, making each divorce equally unique with its own set of needs that must be addressed. Contact our law office to explore your options moving forward, and find out how we can help you.
Renken Law Firm, PLLC
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Houston, TX 77092