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Dallas Child Custody Attorney

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It is often preferred by Texas courts that a couple seeking a divorce work out their own custody and visitation rights on their own through an uncontested divorce. If an agreement cannot be made, however, the court will step in and will make decisions based on the principles of what they believe to be the best interests of the children.

At Mathur Law Offices, P.C., we assist clients throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, Tyler, and the surrounding communities in all matters relating to divorce and conservatorship. As a direct result of the serious and sensitive nature of your case, it is within your best interests to retain our immediate representation.

Facing a custody dispute? We can help you navigate complex custody matters. Contact us online for more information.

How Is Possessory Conservatorship Determined?

There are two different categories under the umbrella of conservatorship that must be decided by the parents or by the courts: possessory and managing. Possessory deals with actual physical custody of the child or children involved.

The court will take into consideration the following factors when deciding possessory conservatorship:

  • The health and well-being of the children
  • Each parent's individual health
  • Where each parent lives
  • How the relationship is between each child and their parents
  • The financial situation of both parents
  • The relationship between both parents
  • Any history of substance abuse or domestic violence for either parent

Important Factors to Consider When Creating a Child Custody Order

Parents must create a child custody order in their divorce decree that outlines how the children will be raised and what to expect from both parents.

These are some of the most important issues we suggest talking with a lawyer about during the initial phone call or office appointment:

  1. Right of first refusal
  2. Non disparagement clause
  3. Morality clause
  4. Visitation and special circumstances
  5. Parenting Facilitator or Parenting Coordinator
  6. International abduction provisions
  7. Passport provisions
  8. Travel itineraries disclosures
  9. Long distance exchanges - airport exchanges
  10. Surrendering location or exchange locations
  11. Persons authorized for pick-up or drop offs
  12. Decision making on major issues
  13. Special needs of the child
  14. Telephone and electronic communication access
  15. Mediation clauses to solve future disputes
  16. Medical information access and decision making
  17. Extra-curricular activities, payment and decision making
  18. Health insurance
  19. Choice of schools
  20. Geographic restrictions on residence and visitation
  21. Child support and payment
  22. Religious holiday exchanges
  23. Extended vacation exchanges and rights
  24. Web based child management program clauses
  25. Insurance to cover child support if parent dies

It is highly encouraged that clients discuss issues they foresee with their attorney so that they can help them discover amiable solutions. Not only will this hopefully help to reduce conflict in the child's two separate households after the divorce, but it will also allow for a more stable environment for the child.

Rights For Managing Conservators

Texas law works on the basic assumption that most parents who are obtaining a divorce will be made joint conservators. This does not necessarily mean that physical custody will be equally split in terms of time spent with the child, but that both parents may be managing conservators. Managing conservators, otherwise known parents with legal custody, involves all of the duties related to raising the child.

Examples of the various legal rights that fall under managing conservators include:

  • Medical and dental needs
  • Education and schooling decisions
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Financial well-being
  • Religious upbringing
  • And more

Usually, under Texas law, the conservatorship and visitation rights are divided somewhat equally unless there is reason for the court to believe that one party is a hazard to the child's well-being. Our Dallas custody attorneys are highly experienced and prepared to help you protect your child's future.


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Oftentimes custody battles can be full of conflict. At Mathur Law Offices, P.C., we know that resolving these matters quickly can allow for the least amount of damage for both you and your children. Hire an accomplished attorney who can guide you through this tumultuous time.

Should you choose to retain our Dallas family law firm, we will work personally with you and fight on behalf of your rights, because we truly want you to achieve your desires. With such an important decision on the line, do not let just anyone handle your case – call our office today!

Contact a Dallas child custody lawyer at (888) 867-5191 today to discover your options.

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