Deer Park Fathers' Rights Attorney
Concerning Fathers' Rights
Many fathers come to us concerned that the court will automatically award
custody to the child's mother. Times have changed. In Texas both parents
are viewed by the court as conservators of their child. After a separation
or divorce the family court will be concerned about the child's best
interests and encourages a joint conservatorship agreement. The court
doesn't show any preference based on the gender of the parent who
will have physical possession of the child the majority of the time. A
father can be the custodial parent just as easily as the mother. In any
child custody matter you are wise to seek the assistance of a Deer Park
divorce attorney to advise you of the laws and assist you.
Fathers' Rights Lawyer in Deer Park
There are three types of custody, sole conservatorship, joint conservatorship
or visitation. Sole conservatorship means the parent will be responsible
for making the important decisions as the medical care, education, religious
training for the child and will likely have physical possession of the
child the majority of the time. In a joint conservatorship one parent
will likely have physical custody the majority of the time, but may share
physical custody equally. Both parents will share in the decision making
concerning the most important areas of their child's life. The court
is aware that it is important for a child to have a strong relationship
with both parents. Where sole or joint conservatorship is not granted
to the father there will generally be a visitation schedule established.
A fathers' rights lawyer at our firm assists fathers to achieve custody
arrangements which are truly in the best interests of the child.
Ideal custody arrangements vary from family to family. In most cases the
maintaining of a strong relationship with both parents is in a child's
best interests. To discuss your child's needs and your concerns with
divorce lawyer call Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law for a consultation.
Contact a Deer Park fathers' rights attorney
to discuss your child custody matter.