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If you are currently entering a divorce and want to win sole custody of your child, or help determine guidelines for a joint custody agreement, a professional child custody attorney in Burleson from Coontz Cochran can build a strong argument for your cause. We understand just how important your children are to you, and we want to help you ensure they remain by your side.
What Is Conservatorship in Texas?
There are two types of conservatorship (also known as custody) in Texas: managing conservatorship and possessory conservatorship.
Types of Conservatorships:
- Managing Conservatorship: Grants the parent(s) physical custody of the child and the ability to care for them and make decisions for them. In a managing conservatorship, the court can order a sole conservator or joint conservators.
- Possessory Conservatorship: allows the parent to visit their child on a scheduled basis.
What Are the Benefits of Sole Custody?
Most parents entering a divorce will want full custody of any children. While winning full custody can be difficult and require much mediation, it can also be gratifying.
Benefits You Can Expect after Winning Full Custody of Your Child or Children Include:
- Keeping them close: It can be a massive relief to parents to know that their children are always close and that they're safe. In addition, you won't have to worry about amassing hours of travel time to visit them.
- Freedom to make big decisions: Raising a child is never easy, and it only gets more complicated if you have to double-check every important decision with an ex-spouse. Winning full custody will usually allow you to make decisions for your child all on your own, such as those regarding education, healthcare, and religious upbringing.
- Fewer hassles when moving: If you need to move out of state for work-related reasons, you won't be able to bring your child with you unless you have full custody. Even then, you will likely have to check with a divorce court first.
- Winning child support: If you have won full custody of your children, it is also likely that you will win some child support from your ex-spouse, as the responsibility of caring for them day-to-day is now yours alone. The extra income you'll see through a child support agreement can take many financial burdens off your shoulders.
How to Win Child Custody in Texas
To obtain a court order for child custody, you must prove to the court that it is in your child's best interest to be in your care. The court always considers the child's best interest for custody and child support orders, which is why you need the skilled and aggressive representation of a Burleson child custody lawyer who understands the ins and outs of handling family law matters. There are many ways to give yourself the best chance of winning custody in Texas.
Some of Which Include:
- Be a present and effective co-parent
- Stay off social media
- Follow court orders
- Always communicate in writing, and understand someone else will probably read it as well
- Participate in your child’s daily activities
- Participate in court-ordered interventions
How Can I Gain Full Custody of My Child?
A skilled child custody attorney in Burleson is the only person who can present a strong argument on your behalf and obtain a court order granting you managing conservatorship of your child.
Tips for Improving Your Chance for Success:
- Be available for your children and do so consistently.
- Avoid moving out of the marital home until custody and visitation have been settled.
- Remain communicative and cooperative with the other parent.
- Maintain a calendar so that you know when important court hearing dates are scheduled. It will also be helpful with keeping track of your children's schedules and the other parent's schedules and any travel plans.
- Keep up with your parental duties. You will want to maintain stability and consistency for your children, especially during a stressful time as divorce.
Call Coontz Cochran right away if you need to fight for the custody of your child or children. Our Burleson child custody lawyers have more than 50 years of collective experience and will stop at nothing in pursuit of the court order that you need. We also handle modifications and enforcement of court orders and could help you even after an order has already been issued.
At Coontz Cochran, our attorneys focus on individualized care and custom strategies in order to provide the best possible representation to our clients. We understand the challenges you face and we want to guide you through it.
Please take a moment to read a few reviews from our previous clients.
“Greg and Jeff are both masters at law. From settlements, divorce law and family legal either are awesome.”- Christina
“Thanks to Jeff, I now have custody of my kids and I could not be more grateful”- Todd
“Their office staff has been incredible, they’ve put me at ease with my case and kept me informed throughout the process.”- Former Client
“Greg was knowledgeable and very informative about what was going on during our case. He kept us up to date with the process and made it as easy for us as could possibly be.”- Rebecca
“Mr. Coontz has always been very helpful and informative at the times we have needed an attorney.”- Traci
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