One of the most difficult decisions for parents who divorce is who will get custody of the children. Texas divorce law attempts to balance the interest of all parties involved, favoring joint custody or "joint managing conservatorship" of children in marriage dissolution.
Family court judges across the state of Texas have become aware of the importance of both parents maintaining a significant role in their children's lives following divorce. This does not mean that courts aim for a 50/50 split in terms of actual time with children, although many of today's parenting plans do come closer to providing equal parenting time for both parties.
At the Garcia Law Office, we provide comprehensive and customized legal guidance to reach an agreement on custody and visitation plans during negotiations. If agreeable terms are met by both parties without having to go to court parents keep more control over the critical decisions that will shape their post-divorce lives with their children. If both parties are unable to reach an agreement, we can explore the option of divorce mediation. as an alternative.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse meet with a trained and neutral third party who can help lead you to a resolution. We will accompany you at mediation and guide you throughout the entire process. Our experienced family law firm can answer any questions you have regarding child custody or divorce. Our interest is making sure you and your family are properly represented. Give us a call today at (281) 653-6080.
Today's courts do not automatically favor the mother or the parent who makes more money in determining child custody. More times than not family court judges across the state of Texas try to understand which parent is better able to "be there" to provide daily care, attention, and stability for the child when making a decision. When it boils down to why the other parent isn't fit for custody, things can get nasty.
Attorney Angela Garcia has earned a reputation as one of the most effective child custody attorneys in Houston, TX. She is known among her peers as a formidable trial lawyer who takes tough cases and turns them around. She is praised by her clients as a compassionate advocate who gives them a voice and a fair chance in court.
Whether you are seeking primary custody, sole custody or maximum visitation The Garcia Law Office will fiercely fight for you and the best interests of your child. We proudly represent mothers or fathers in contested custody proceedings in Pearland, TX and surrounding jurisdictions. Angela Garcia is a board-certified specialist in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and brings a wealth of knowledge from a decade of experience in contested child custody. She welcomes challenging cases in which the odds seem stacked against her such as:
Fathers fighting for primary custody
Parents with a legal history of drug or alcohol addiction, family violence or mental illness
Parents with unique schedules or travel for work frequently
Petitions for sole custody
Each case begins with a thorough examination of the client through the eyes of the opposing counsel. Attorney Angela Garcia will identify your weaknesses and outline steps to convince the judge that your child comes first. She will also help you articulate a clear plan regarding daycare arrangements, transportation to school and other facets of child-rearing and co-parenting. If you are arguing that your spouse is not fit for sharing custody, she will help you document specific incidents and how they endanger your child or violate your rights: drinking and driving, physical abuse, drug use or parental alienation. Call (281) 653-6080 today to schedule a child custody consultation.