Child Custody Lawyers in Angleton

Helping Clients Create Sound Parenting Plans

Legal issues that concern minor children are often emotionally challenging and legally complex. The state of Texas takes these matters seriously and rules in favor of what would be in the child’s best interests. At BTR Law, our Angleton custody attorneys understand this and can help you work with the other parent of your child to create an arrangement that works for all parties involved.

Contact our office at (979) 316-7133 to learn more about how we can help. 

In Texas, there are two separate types of custody. The first, called conservatorship, allows the parents to make important decisions on the child’s behalf. For example, if a child needs a surgery to remedy a medical condition, the parents would need to agree on this surgery before it could be performed.

The second type is known as "possession and access." This type of custody governs the quality time a parent has with their child. Possession and access can also govern where the child spends the majority of their time.

How Is Child Custody Determined in Angleton?

The court determines how to divide conservatorship and possession and access based on a standard that takes the child’s best interests into account. This standard considers:

  • The current relationship each parent has with the child
  • The capacity of each parent to provide a stable home as well as food, clothing, and medical care
  • The mental and physical health of each parent
  • The mental and physical health of the child
  • The community around each parent’s residence

After the court has considered the above factors, they then consider how the parents will divide custody. Commonly, one parent may receive sole custody of the child or both parents will receive joint custody. For more information on shared custody, check out our some of our top co-parenting tips, as well as the best co-parenting apps to make your lives easier.

What Is the Difference Between Joint and Sole Custody?

After the court has considered the above factors, they then consider how the parents will divide custody.

Commonly, one parent may receive sole custody of the child or both parents will receive joint custody:

  • Joint Custody: Joint custody occurs when the court decides that both parents share possession and access and/or conservatorship. How the parents divide parenting time depends on their individual schedules as well as the best interests standard.
  • Sole Custody: Sole custody occurs when the court determines one parent responsible for conservatorship, possession and access, or both.

It’s possible for parents to share joint possession and access while one parent has sole conservatorship and vice versa. These situations arise if one parent is considered unfit to properly care for or make decisions on behalf of the child. 

How to Win a Child Custody Case in Texas

Winning a child custody case in Texas requires careful planning, preparation, and presentation of evidence. While every Angleton child custody case is unique, here are some general strategies and tips that may increase your chances of success:

  1. Act in the Child's Best Interests.
    • Demonstrate to the court that your primary concern is the well-being and best interests of the child.
  2. Document Evidence.
    • Collect and organize evidence that supports your claim for custody, such as:
      • Records of your involvement in the child's life
      • School and medical records
      • Communication logs
      • Any incidents or concerns that affect the child's safety or well-being.
  3. Establish a Stable Environment.
    • Demonstrate that you can provide a stable and nurturing environment for the child. The judge will want to see that you provide suitable housing, consistent routines, and involvement in the child's education and extracurricular activities.
  4. Attend Court-Mandated Programs.
    • Always comply with any court-ordered programs, such as parenting classes or counseling, to show your commitment to growth and improvement as a parent.
  5. Secure Witness Testimony.
    • Gather testimonies from individuals who can speak to your parenting abilities, character, and involvement in the child's life, such as family members, friends, teachers, or healthcare professionals.
  6. Hire an Experienced Child Custody Lawyer. 
    • Work with a skilled child custody attorney in Texas. The Angleton custody lawyers from BTR Law can provide valuable guidance, assist with legal strategies, and advocate for your rights and the best interests of the child.

Remember, child custody decisions are based on what the court determines to be in the child's best interests. It's crucial to consult with an attorney who can evaluate the specifics of your case and tailor a legal strategy that maximizes your chances of success.

Providing Top-Notch Legal Services

When you choose to work with BTR Law, you are choosing to work with an Angleton child custody attorney who will protect your rights and interests. Our understanding of Texas divorce and family law makes all the difference.

For your initial consultation, call our office at (979) 316-7133 or complete our online contact form today. Our Angleton family lawyers are standing by to help!


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