Determining custody of children is often the most highly contentious part of a divorce. If parents are not able to come to an agreement, the matter must be settled in court. Court proceedings can take a long time to reach a conclusion and are likely to dredge up a lot of negative feelings and painful truths as parents battle to win custody. This process can be emotionally exhausting, but it is a necessary step to make sure your children are in good care and have a stable home after finalizing the divorce.
High-conflict divorces often result in intense custody battles that are not easily won without the help of an experienced attorney. If you are divorcing and see a custody battle in the works, contact the Austin child custody lawyers at Kirker Davis LLP by calling (512) 598-0010 to begin forming a strategy today.
Texas child custody courts should rule in a way that puts the child’s best interests at the forefront of their decisions. However, because of the myriad factors that affect home life, a child’s best interests can be ambiguous or inconsistent from case to case. Sometimes parents who live closer to better schools are given custody, while sometimes parents who may be in struggling school districts are granted custody because they can provide a better family lifestyle.
Most commonly, custody is split in a way where both parents get to spend at least some time with their children. At Kirker Davis LLP we have abundant experience helping our clients reach favorable outcomes in issues of:
Receiving custody of your children is something you will have to work hard to achieve. A family law attorney can help you make a strong case for why you should win custody over your former spouse.
Once custody is granted to a parent, it can be hard to have the decision reversed. That is why it is imperative to get a favorable decision in the initial battle. If you are divorcing your spouse, it is likely you will not agree on child custody issues, necessitating a legal battle. In these circumstances, an Austin child custody attorney can help you show that you are a strong parent who can give your children a good home. To speak with a lawyer from Kirker Davis LLP about your options, call (512) 598-0010 today.