Child Custody

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 Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 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
  • Relocation

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. 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.

Client Reviews
One of the best decisions I have ever made was to hire Ms. Cheryl Alsandor. I am very please and grateful, she is by far the most knowledgeable and efficient attorney i have ever dealt with. Her knowledge to destroy an opponent in a court room is incredible. Her ability to catch them in lies and ask the questions to make them look like the idiots they are is key. If you have a serious court issue for family or custody, you need to hire Ms. Alsandor. She knows the law and can see through the opponents lies and intentioal missleading actions. The Judges are sometimes is blinded by the lies of the other side if you dont have a excellent attorney to clear the path for the judge. Ms. Alsandor will clear the path and let the judge see the truth and you will be victorious. Follow your gut and trust Ms. Alsandor. You will be glad you did, believe me.
Mrs. Alsandor is an excellent attorney; but most of she is a very empathetic person. This is what separated her from the other attorneys I consulted before hiring her. She helped me during one of the most diffcult times of my life. I was divorcing my wife and fighting for primary custody of my 10 year old son. I actually did not think I would be granted custody being that I am a man and the court systems usually favorite women as being the primary custodian. However after I consulted with Mrs. Alsandor she basically assured me she would do everything legally possible to assure that I was granted custody. Mrs. Alsandor was very understanding, kind and very compassionate. I felt as if she had taken my case personally and this was her fight as well. She responded to my many phone calls and emails; and there were a lot(because of my nerves) Her prices were very reasonable for the extraordinary work that she does. I recently recommend her to one of my co-workers and he noticed the very same qualities. Mrs. Alsandor was God sent. I am happy to report I did win primary custody of my son. We are doing well and we are very happy all thanks to Mrs. Alsandor. Nelson D.
My case was handled well, with professionalism and within a reasonable time frame. I would recommend Attorney Alsandor to anyone because she is straight forward and stayed within the guidelines of the law. I did not have to worry about winning my case because she had it under control. I especially like that I did not have to do a lot of work like traveling to her office and missing meetings at my office because we communicated via email, where I could sign the documents and scan and send it. Lastly, her prices where affordable and I was able to easily pay online, which again saved me time. Steven
My experience was that this lawyer was compassionate and detailed. She charged me, but she knew her stuff and was good! Anonymous