One of the most challenging aspects of divorce is the question of child custody. When each parent wants as much time with their children as possible, it can be difficult to settle on an agreement that is satisfactory on both ends. Joint custody is a possible solution.
Fortunately, joint custody is preferred by Texas law and is often mutually beneficial. Joint custody is comprised of several different categories and navigating each one can be confusing. At the Schneider Law Firm we are committed to seeking the best for both you and your children. If you are in need of skilled legal counsel, a child custody attorney from our firm can help!
Joint Custody Laws
Under Texas laws, custody is more often referred to as conservatorship. Joint managing conservatorship means that both parents share the responsibility of all major decision-making for the child. Major decisions include things like the child’s primary residence, education, healthcare, and religion.
Joint custody, on the other hand, is comprised of three different categories, including joint legal custody, shared physical custody, and a combination of the two. Joint legal custody is when both parents raise the child equally, but the child has one primary residence. Shared physical custody means that the child splits their time between both parents’ physical residences. A combination is typically chosen by the court.
When determining joint custody, the court will consider:
- The child’s relationship with the parents
- Financial status of both parents
- The child’s desires
- Both parents work schedules
- A willingness to remain supportive and accommodating
Contact Our Law Firm for Shared Custody!
Whether your divorce is being settled in or out of court, it can be advantageous to secure the assistance of a third party who is invested in your best interests. Our award-winning law firm would be privileged to work with you. Contact a child custody attorney today, call 817-755-1852.