Experienced Child Custody Representation

Child custody cases can be very contentious. It will determine your access to your children. Often, there are no easy solutions, and because so many factors can affect the outcome of your child custody case, it is important to obtain the advice and representation from an attorney who is experienced with these cases. Our attorney at The Law Office of Robert H. Tenorio has more than two decades of experience helping parents with child custody issues.

In Texas, custody is called managing conservatorship, and conservatorship is divided into three types, joint, sole and possessory. Most cases will involve joint conservatorships, involving shared parenting, with each parent having a say in how the children are raised. You will also receive a standard possession order (SPO) that will detail the child's schedule with each parent.

Cooperation Is Necessary

If possible, the parents can work together and develop a parenting plan that will include the child's time with each parent, where they go to school and all the other elements that go into raising a child. This is very important, even if you have a poor relationship with your child's other parent, you must recognize that with few exceptions, a court will order a joint managing conservatorship, and your child will spend time with their other parent.

Best Interests Of The Child

You will need to be civil and not create conflict, as the court will be focused on the best interests of the child. Raising children by its nature is 'inconvenient' for parents. Because the court presumes that "frequent and continuing contact" of each parent is important, the court will expect you to tolerate that type of inconvenience and remain cooperative.

Being uncooperative and contentious may lead a court to reduce your time with your child, while being cooperative and accepting court rulings will be looked upon favorably by the judge.

The Court Has A Long Memory

Remember, this judge will potentially have jurisdiction (control) of your custody matters for as long as your children are minors. Developing a good working relationship with the court and your child's other parent is essential for the healthy development of your child. Your children will know when you are fighting and stressed, and it will affect them. Our lawyer has decades of experience working with parents and helping them develop viable parenting plans that will truly be in the best interests of your child.

Changes Are Inevitable

If your children are small when your custody order is first issued, it is likely that you may need to make changes, as your children age and their needs change. It is important that significant modifications, such as where your child is living or the time spent with each parent, need court approval. Our attorney can help with these changes, to ensure your rights and those of your children are maintained throughout the term of the custody.

Contact Us Today

With more than 23 years' board-certified experience, our attorney has the expertise to help you with any child custody issue. Call our Grapevine office at 817-381-2428 for a free initial consultation. Se habla español.