Texas parents have various options when it comes to child custody. Sole custody means the child lives with the parent who makes all the decisions for the child and the other parent has visitation. Joint custody is when the child lives with one parent, but both parents have an equal say in making decisions for the child. Texas law prefers joint custody appointments for both parents to make decisions together in the child’s best interest. Additionally, only the courts can change existing child custody agreements or orders. If there is a need to modify child custody, all necessary paperwork must be filed with the family courts, and a court hearing must be scheduled.
Changing of Child Custody
Custody issues may arise, and sometimes the original custody agreement no longer works, especially when the child gets older or the parents disagree on decisions for the child. In some situations, the non-custodial parent may seek a change in custody by filing for sole custody of the child. When custody disputes or issues arise, it is best to hire a family law attorney to help. The attorneys at Querishi & Salejee PLLC are prepared to help you with your child custody case.
Hiring an Attorney is Essential to Child Custody Cases
A family law attorney knows the process associated with all types of child custody cases. Your attorney can help file necessary paperwork, speak with the other parent’s attorney on your behalf, and appear in court. Working with a child custody attorney ensures you are never left wondering what to do next or how to approach topics such as visitation, child support, and custody. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our family law attorneys, and we can help answer all of your questions. Our attorneys are experienced and dedicated to helping you with your child custody case and are by your side from start to finish when a custody case is filed by yourself or the other parent.