Parental Rights, Duties and Conservatorships

Family Law Attorney Houston

During a divorce action one of the pivotal questions that is a major concern to parents, judges and family law attorneys is how to minimize the impact on the children involved. However, there is a balance between protecting parental rights and determining what is best for the children. In Texas, the court will look at both factors when approving any type of agreement or divorce decree that stipulates the duties of a parent and the care of the children will be allocated amongst all interested parties.

A Houston Divorce Lawyer Helping Clients Understand Parental Rights, Duties and Conservatorships

At The Alsandor Law Firm, we believe at looking at every factor and approach when helping parents assert or protect their parental rights. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Houston office to discuss your situation with our Family Law Attorney and see how we can be of assistance to you.

Our Experience Can Help You Find Creative Solutions

Our compassionate attorney, Cheryl Alsandor is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, as well as a former elementary school teacher. She understands the unique needs of children facing difficult family legal disputes. She is also conscious of how to help parents protect their parental rights in conjunction with meeting the best interests of the children throughout the process.

Factors Determining Parental Rights, Duties and Abilities

We will help you evaluate which abilities, parental rights and duties should be allocated to each parent and how to present this information to the court. This may include arguments that sometimes one or both parents should not be given child custody or decision making ability, normally granted under the family law code, because of any of the following factors:

  • Drug abuse
  • Psychological problems
  • Relationship between parent and child
  • Past instances of child abuse
  • Evidence of child neglect
  • Abandonment

Parenting ability can drastically change depending on these circumstances as well as many other situations. As a divorce lawyer we can help you negotiate or argue to the court why one parent may be more suited to have what Texas calls conservatorship, or rights and duties, for all educational or health decisions based on your relationship or experience with the child. We also have experience helping non-parents petition the court for parental rights, including stepparents, aunts, uncles and grandparents.

Additionally, often there are disputes concerning where the child's primary residence should be and this is often closely linked with who has the majority of the parental duties and has been assigned conservatorship. We will help you provide the court with solid support for your plan proving who can provide a more stable environment for the children, including the ability to properly discipline, provide enough space for the children to thrive, financial stability, which includes structured activities.

We will also evaluate the parental history, quality and duration of the relationship to the children and your future goals for fostering a healthy, nurturing relationship between you and your child. If any of these factors change after the agreement has been approved, we are always available to our clients to help determine if a modification is necessary and we immediately take action when needed.

Contact The Alsandor Law Firm for a consultation with a family law attorney 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. D.
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