If you and your spouse have children, your decisions about child custody and parenting time will be among the most important decisions you will have to make.
If you think developing a parenting plan is a simple matter, guess again.
Truth: Decisions about custody range far beyond answering the simple question, “Who gets the kids?” Several perspectives must be considered before the judge will make a final decision in the matter.
Depending on your situation, you may have the option to pursue either sole or joint custody. While many people believe that the mother tends to be favored when seeking custody, the court cannot prefer one parent over another based on their gender.
A number of facts will be considered:
What do the parents want with regard to custody?
What do the children want?
What are the children’s relationships with each parent and with other family members?
What is the mental and physical condition of everyone involved?
Who is currently the primary caregiver?
The degree of any coercion, domestic violence or false reporting of abuse in the custody case.
No every parent will get custody, legal or physical. You cannot safely assume that you’ll get the kids. Call me before you assume that You will get the children.
If your divorce will involve custody decisions and you need assistance developing and presenting a parenting plan, please call our office for assistance.
To schedule a consultation, call us today at (713) 974-1151 or visit me on the web at busby-lee.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Busby Jr. is a Divorce, Family Law, & Houston Divorce Lawyer, who practices in Harris County Texas and the counties that surround Harris County, Texas. He has been in practice for over 11 years and has tried over 100 cases. He is familiar with the policy and procedures of the Harris County Texas Divorce Courts. Our office is open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for working folks.
Michael Busby Jr.
2909 Hillcroft Suite 350
Houston, Texas 77057
Visit me on the web at www.busby-lee.com