Child Custody

Child custody is a crucial issue to be settled when parents divorce. While many factors are relevant in any child custody dispute, the overriding factor is determining what is in the best interest of the child. An integral part of any child custody case involves a thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the children. Attorney Mark C. Roles helps you prepare for your child custody hearing, thoroughly investigates the facts of your case to construct carefully organized arguments on your behalf and prepares your case to maximize the chance for a favorable resolution.

Working on Behalf of Children Caught in the Middle

When it comes to issuing child custody orders, Texas courts decide what is in a child's best interest and act accordingly. A dedicated child custody attorney can help you ensure that your children's rights and welfare are protected in court and that what is in their best interest is accurately represented in any final child custody order.

At The Law Offices of Mark C. Roles, P.C., we have years of experience navigating Texas statutes pertaining to child custody orders, and we promise to use every iota of our accumulated expertise in establishing a child custody order that reflects your children's needs.

Types of Child Custody

Texas courts grant either sole custody or joint custody when issuing child custody orders. When sole custody is established, one parent, known as the sole managing conservator, is legally permitted to make important decisions concerning the child's upbringing, including where the child goes to school and receives medical treatment. The sole managing conservator also can attend school activities and is generally designated as the emergency contact when necessary. When a Texas court issues joint custody, allowing both parents the same legal standing, the parents are participating in what is referred to as a joint managing conservatorship. We can explain more about the differences between joint custody and sole custody and about what you and your children can expect under a sole managing conservator or a joint managing partnership during your consultation.

Child Custody Requirements in Texas

You have the right to file a child custody case in the State of Texas as long as your child has lived in the state for at least six months. You must also have some kind of connection with the State of Texas beyond residency (such as having employment or attending a school here) and be able to provide a court with evidence concerning the child's current domestic circumstances, including their address and the names of those with whom they currently live. If you believe that you and your children meet these criteria, you may be eligible to establish a custody order for your loved one. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.

The Law Offices of Mark C. Roles, P.C. represents clients throughout Cedar Park, Round Rock and the greater central Texas area. Call (512) 219-0500 to schedule a free consultation regarding your child custody dispute.