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Resolving Child Custody Disputes

For parents, there is nothing more important than ensuring the well-being of their children. According to the Texas Family Code, it is the policy of the state to assure children have frequent and ongoing contact with parents who act in their children’s best interest and provide a safe, stable and nonviolent home environment. Texas also encourages parents to share in the rights and duties of raising their children after separation. Whether you are a single parent or are in the midst of a divorce, hiring an experienced family law attorney can help you secure your rights to conservatorship, visitation and child custody.

At Lackey Law Firm, P.C., Alicia Lackey truly understands the difficulty of child custody matters. With her background as an experienced family lawyer, you can rest assured that she will work diligently to achieve a favorable result in your custody case. Whether you need help with an uncontested divorce or have a more complicated case involving domestic violence or substance abuse issues, the guidance of a trusted attorney throughout the process can be invaluable.

What Is Child Custody In Texas?

The following are some of the things to keep in mind when it comes to custody and visitation determinations:

Conservatorship: The Texas Family Code uses the term “conservator” to describe a party’s relationship with a child. In most cases, parties can be appointed as “joint managing conservators” of the children with similar rights and duties. In other situations, it may be in the child’s best interest to appoint one party as the “sole managing conservator” and the other as the “possessory conservator” with different rights and duties.

Possession order: As part of many cases related to the parent-child relationship, the court order will contain a possession schedule that states the days and times children will spend with each party. The Texas Family Code sets the standard possession order for most Texas families, but custom possession orders can also be created to meet the needs of the parents and children.

Electronic communication: Sometimes court orders need to outline the specific terms of communication each parent is granted with their children while the other parents has custody of them. The court may sometimes restrict or explicitly allow certain modes of communication — such as phone calls, text messages and emails — that parents may use with their children in accordance with custody orders.

Contact An Attorney For Help With Your Custody Matter

If you need help with a child custody or visitation matter, call our firm today at 888-705-0307 to schedule a consultation at our Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Austin or Corpus Christi offices.* You may also schedule a consultation by completing our online contact form.

*Main office is located in Austin, Texas. All office locations are staffed by appointment only.