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Joint Custody

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.

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  • *P Micheal Schneider was awarded the Super Lawer disignation by Thomson Reuters, a lawyer rating service for Criminal Defense for years 2013-2023; Top Attorneys, by Fort Worth Magazine, for Criminal Law for years 2013-2023.
  • *Melissa Swan was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Star for years 2014 - 2020; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Alison Porterfield was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Stars for 2014 - 2022; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Jessica A. Phillips was awarded Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for 2018 - 2023; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.


Great Lawyer in court and out

Had a tough interstate custody case with my ex. Mike was awesome and made sure my kid end up here with me where he belonged. Highly recommend.

- Gill

E. Jenkins

In the summer of 2013 I found myself visiting multiple legal firms in the FTW area. I was searching for the perfect person and firm to represent me. I was filing for custody of my very young daughter. When I met Melissa Swan, I knew that my search wa

- E. Jenkins

B. Davis

In 2012 I found myself looking for a lawyer. I found Schneider Law Firm. I went in for my consultation, and then met with Melissa Swan. Melissa is very understanding and handled my case with care.

- B. Davis

R. Carson

My lawyer was Alison Porterfield she was the best thing that could have ever happened to my family during our custody battle. She was so proficient and caring.

- R. Carson

A. Hoover

Absolutely the best law firm around when it comes to Family Law. I first came into contact with Melissa Swan in 2013 and I only wish our paths would have crossed way before. Melissa is outstanding and has been a total lifesaver for my daughter and my

- A. Hoover

K. Whitworth

Bria Wallace represented me in a family case. I would and have recommended her to many friends who were or have been in the same situation as I was. She is very professional and honest. She helped me get the most precious thing back to me. Thank you

- K. Whitworth

N. Dood

Melissa Swan was absolutely brilliant at handling a family law appeal judgement for me. Appeals in family court are VERY difficult, but she cared enough to really dig deep and make a bullet-proof appeal case and WINNING! Would highly recommend.

- N. Dood

K. Holloway

Melissa swan did great ! Won our child custody case hands down. Rough start finding right attorneys but finished strong .Also won our child support case too ,in same case.

- K. Holloway

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