Child Custody & Support

Flower Mound Child Custody Law Firm

What Is Best for Your Children?

Children & Divorce

Asking yourself “what is best for your child?” is the best guideline to have when dealing with child custody and child support. “The best interest of the child” is the standard that Texas family courts use in all divorce cases when making decisions about childcare. Besides, most parents want to put their kids first.

Studies show that in most situations, children who stay in contact with both parents fair better in life than children who don’t. For this reason, whenever possible, courts will award joint custody.

What Factors Are Important in a Custody Case?

Judges weigh many factors before arriving at custody decisions. Factors include: which parent has the child’s best interest in mind and which parent has the ability to provide a stable environment or an environment that is safe and free of violence or substance abuse. Judges also consider which parent would most encourage the child to have a good relationship with the other parent.

Unfortunately, divorce sometimes leads to anger or resentment, which can be harmful for children. When one parent tries to pit the child against the other parent, it can be very damaging for the child. It is vital to keep emotions in check and make the divorce transition as positive as possible for your children.

As your legal counsel, we will ask you whether the child custody and support arrangements are putting your child first. We know that if your decisions are adhering to this standard, you have the best chances of receiving rulings in your favor. Standards that are based on the wellbeing of your child are the standards Texas courts use and also what we use in our practice.

Protecting Your Child's Best Interests in a Custody Case

When going through a divorce or separation, one of the most important considerations is the well-being and best interests of your children. At Little & Logue, our experienced child custody attorneys understand the emotional and legal complexities involved in custody cases and are dedicated to protecting your child's rights.

Here are some key factors we consider when advocating for your child's best interests:

  • The child's age, physical and emotional needs
  • The child's relationship with each parent
  • The ability of each parent to provide a stable and nurturing environment
  • The willingness of each parent to foster a positive relationship between the child and the other parent
  • Any history of abuse or neglect

We believe that co-parenting and creating a comprehensive parenting plan can provide stability and consistency for your child. Our attorneys will work closely with you to negotiate custody and visitation arrangements that prioritize your child's well-being while also considering your rights as a parent.

Trust Little & Logue to guide you through the complexities of child custody matters. Contact our dedicated team today to learn more about your legal options and how we can help you protect your child's best interests.

Child Custody & Visitation

The most common types of custody arrangements are joint custody and sole custody. Joint custody could mean that the child has a primary residence and visitation with the other parent, but it could also mean that the child has two residences and parenting time is divided equally.  In Texas, the majority of parents share joint custody after divorce.

In many cases, both parents reach a settlement on child custody and support outside of court.

Child Support

In Texas, child support payments are based on the parents’ net incomes. It is wise to have a lawyer help you negotiate child support payments. You will be making decisions such as which parent will pay support and how medical insurance will be covered. Some factors that often complicate calculations can include unemployment, a privately owned business, earning wages off of investments or low incomes.

Modification & Enforcement

When life situations change, modification of child custody or support may be necessary. Also, in the event that a parent is not complying with custody or support orders, an attorney can take actions to have the court enforce existing orders.

The Benefits of Co-Parenting and Creating a Parenting Plan

Co-parenting can be a challenging experience for parents going through a divorce or separation, but it can also be incredibly beneficial for both the parents and the children involved. By creating a parenting plan with the help of a Flower Mound child custody lawyer, you can establish clear guidelines and expectations for co-parenting, leading to a smoother transition and better outcomes for everyone involved.

Some benefits of co-parenting and creating a parenting plan include:

  • Reduced conflict and stress for both parents and children
  • Increased stability and consistency for children
  • Improved communication and cooperation between parents
  • Greater flexibility and adaptability to changing schedules and needs
  • Less likelihood of returning to court for custody disputes

Our Flower Mound child custody attorneys have years of experience helping parents create effective parenting plans that prioritize the best interests of the children involved.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you and your family through this difficult time.

Commonly Asked Questions

How is child custody determined in Flower Mound, TX?

Child custody in Flower Mound, TX is determined based on the best interest of the child. The court considers factors such as the child's well-being, safety, and the ability of each parent to provide a stable environment. The court also looks at the willingness of each parent to encourage a positive relationship between the child and the other parent.

What are the different types of child custody arrangements?

The most common types of child custody arrangements are joint custody and sole custody. Joint custody can involve the child having a primary residence with one parent and visitation with the other parent, or the child having two residences with equal parenting time. Sole custody means that one parent has primary physical and legal custody of the child.

How is child support calculated in Flower Mound, TX?

Child support payments in Flower Mound, TX are calculated based on the net incomes of both parents. Factors such as unemployment, privately owned businesses, investments, and low incomes can complicate the calculations. It is advisable to seek the help of a lawyer to negotiate child support payments and ensure that the child's financial needs are met.

Can child custody and support orders be modified in Flower Mound, TX?

Yes, child custody and support orders can be modified in Flower Mound, TX if there are significant changes in life situations. For example, if one parent's income significantly increases or decreases, or if there are changes in the child's needs. It is important to consult with an attorney to navigate the legal process of modifying existing orders.

What are the benefits of co-parenting and creating a parenting plan?

Co-parenting and creating a parenting plan can have several benefits for both parents and children. It can reduce conflict and stress, provide stability and consistency for children, improve communication and cooperation between parents, offer flexibility in changing schedules and needs, and minimize the likelihood of returning to court for custody disputes. Consulting with a child custody lawyer can help you create an effective parenting plan that prioritizes the best interests of your children.

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