Houston Child Custody Attorney
A child custody dispute may arise in the context of unmarried parents, or a divorce, paternity action, or if one party is seeking a modification to an existing order. Whether you are seeking custody of a child or want to defend your own custody rights, it is critical that you consult with an experienced child custody attorney in Houston who can protect your rights. At The Alsandor Law Firm, our attorney has extensive experience in handling child custody cases and can effectively assert your rights.
For strategic advocacy and counsel in a child custody matter, please contact The Alsandor Law Firm for a consultation.
Our attorney, Cheryl Alsandor is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist in TX and a former elementary school teacher. She understands the unique needs of children facing difficult family legal disputes and can help protect your rights and the best interests of your child throughout the process. For more information about our experience and service, please contact us directly.
We are experienced in cases involving:
- Parental rights and duties
- Child support: enforcement and modifications
- Paternity and custody disputes
- Grandparents' rights
Parental rights and child custody
Child custody is referred to in Texas as conservatorship. Conservatorship refers to the ability to make decisions about a child's health and well-being, including legal, educational, and medical decisions. Primary conservatorship is a term that describes who has the right to determine where the child will actually reside. Parents can be joint conservators (with one being the primary conservator), or one can be a sole conservator, and the other a possessory conservator.
Presenting the child's best interests to the court
The court will make the final determination of the child's custody arrangement based on input from the lawyers involved and outside professionals called upon by the court. Ultimately, the decision will be based on the best interests of the children. As your legal representative, we will collect all necessary evidence to present your needs and the best interests of your children to the court.
Parenting time or visitation
In addition to child custody arrangements, we are also experienced in helping clients assert their rights to parenting time or visitation. Visitation refers to the time a non-custodial parent spends with the child. For more information or to learn more about parenting time and visitation, please contact us to schedule a consultation with our attorney.
Child support in Texas is an obligation of each parent. Texas uses guidelines to calculate child support. However, there are situations in which the application of those guidelines is inappropriate. Our firm can discuss whether or not the application of the guidelines will be appropriate in your family's specific situation.
Contact The Alsandor Law Firm for a consultation with a family and divorce law specialist serving clients throughout the Greater Houston, Texas area.