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Child Custody Lawyer in Temple

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At the Law Offices of Michael F. White, we understand the importance of children having a good relationship with each of their parents as they are growing up. Our priority is to assist mothers and fathers in developing and obtaining custody arrangements and parenting plans that are in the best interest of the child and respect the needs of each parent.

Our Temple child custody lawyer has years of experience helping loving parents resolve family law cases in a professional and collaborative manner. When you come in to meet with our team, all of the information that you share with us will be kept confidential. We will objectively review every component of your case and assist you in developing a solid strategy.

To discuss your child custody case with our Bell County child custody lawyer, call (254) 206-3500 today or contact the Law Offices of Michael F. White online.

Conservatorship in Texas

In Texas, child custody is called conservatorship. The parent or parents who have the right to decide matters related to the child, such as living arrangements, healthcare, and education, are referred to as the managing conservators. A parent who has limited access and visitation rights with the child is referred to as a possessory conservator.

Texas law presumes that both parents should be named as joint managing conservators. This means that they will share the responsibility of making decisions for the child, and one parent may not take any major action that affects the child without informing or consulting the other. Typically, one parent will be given primary physical custody, and the other parent will be given visitation rights that are agreed on by the parents or determined by the court.

In some cases, joint conservatorship is ruled to be not in the best interest of the child.

There are a number of factors the court looks at to determine if sole conservatorship is right for a child, including:

  • The emotional needs of the child
  • The physical needs of the child
  • The child’s desires
  • The ability of each parent to care for the child
  • The environment and stability of each parent’s home
  • Each parent’s plan for caring for the child
  • Current or past abuse or domestic violence against the child

Child Custody Lawyer Near Me

When you are looking to resolve your case as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, rely on our Temple child custody attorney to provide the legal representation you need. We can make sure that your side of the story is adequately represented during your trial, as you pursue a positive outcome for you and your child.

Take care of your child custody matter today by contacting our Bell County child custody lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael F. White. Dial (254) 206-3500.

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