Navigating Child Custody Issues

While the relationship between parents may end, the parent-child bond lasts a lifetime. After a divorce or after unmarried parents separate, both parents remain responsible for the care and well-being of minor children. The outcome of your child custody proceedings will have a significant impact on the relationship you have with your child going forward.

At The Law Office of James Giries, I am here to protect your parental rights so you can maintain a meaningful relationship with your child. I have more than a decade of experience handling child custody and visitation matters for clients in Collin County and throughout surrounding areas.

Possession, Access And Conservatorship

While people commonly use the terms custody and visitation to refer to a parent's rights and responsibilities over a child, the Texas Family Code uses the terms possession, access and conservatorship.

Possession and access involve the right of a parent to have personal involvement and physical access to a child. Conservatorship involves the right to make important decisions about the child's life, including issues such as education, health care and religion.

Courts generally favor a joint managing conservatorship, an arrangement in which parents share the rights and responsibilities of caring for the child.

In some situations, a court may favor a sole managing conservatorship. This is typically only the case when one parent is unfit in some way.

I can guide you through the process of establishing initial custody arrangements as well as modifications, enforcement, relocations/move-aways and other sensitive issues.

Discuss Your Legal Needs With An Attorney Who Can Help

To speak with an experienced lawyer about your child custody/conservatorship matters in Texas, please contact my law office today online or by telephone at 972-905-6989.

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