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Child Custody Attorneys in Pearland

Legal Representation for the Rights of ParentsChild Custody

Nothing is more important to most parents than their children. Parents have the right to spend time with their children and make decisions affecting their lives.

However, the arrangements of a divorce settlement can limit a parent's ability to have a healthy relationship with their children. Child custody can be one of the most volatile and highly contested aspects of divorce.

At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we provide our clients with exceptional legal services with more than six decade of collective experience in divorce and family law.

We understand the sensitive nature of child custody cases, and handle them with compassion and discretion. Contact our firm today and secure dedicated legal guidance to protect your relationship with your children during and after a divorce!

Understanding Court Procedure for Child Custody

In battles over custody, the child's best interests are the court's primary consideration. This is also true for determinations of visitation rights. Custody may come in several different forms—generally, these custody arrangements are distinguished based on each parent's physical and legal custody responsibilities.

Types of custody in a Texas divorce include the following:

  • Sole custody
  • Split custody
  • Joint custody

Parents with sole custody have full legal and physical custody of the child—they make long-term decisions for the child's health and future, and the child lives with this parent. Split custody is common in divorces where two or more children are involved, and each parent has physical custody of one child. In joint custody, parents share the legal and physical responsibilities of custody.

Courts take many factors into account when ruling on child custody arrangements. You cannot assume that you will receive a fair agreement. At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Pearland divorce attorneys help our clients pursue effective courses of legal action to secure fair custody and visitation agreements. When the health and safety of your children are at stake, do not take any chances with their future!

Protecting the Best Interests of Our Clients and Their Children

The state usually presumes that parents will share the rights and duties involved in the care of their children. However, there are many situations where joint custody may not be in the best interests of a family—serious concerns about the safety and well-being of children are important factors for a court to consider when determining a custody arrangement in a divorce or when making post-decree modifications.

If you have reason to believe that your spouse should not have joint custody with you, it is vital that you retain an attorney who may advocate for the best interests of your family in court. Our seasoned divorce lawyers in Pearland may help you ensure that your concerns are heard by the judge. With 60+ years of combined experience and success in divorce and family law, our team is prepared to help you secure child custody.

At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we are proud to offer a high level of legal skill at a lower cost than the large downtown law firms. Schedule your case evaluation with us today and find out how we may help you find solutions to your family law issues!

Why Choose Us?

  • 60 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 25 Years

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