Family Law - Frisco and North Texas
Child Custody and Visitation Law
The care and upbringing of children following divorce is often an ongoing source of conflict for divorcing parents. Custody must address both physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody typically involves allocating parental rights and responsibilities regarding the day-to-day care and activities of the children. Legal custody typically involves allocating the legal rights and responsibilities associated with the child's upbringing.
The parents can agree to an arrangement, but sometimes the court determines one for them. Texas courts have changed from the traditional automatic maternal custody and realize that sometimes it is in the best interests of the children to reside with the father. In general, the courts favor joint ongoing child rearing responsibilities with the children residing where it is most practical and where they will flourish. The advice and assistance of a family law attorney can help parents to establish child custody and visitation agreements that focus on the interests of the children.
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