Child custody can be one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce. It is also a legally complex issue that can have serious repercussions on your life after divorce. Deborah L. Thompson, Attorney at Law, is highly experienced in all areas of Houston, Texas child custody law. In cases of child custody, Attorney Thompson has the passion, perseverance, and persistence needed to fight aggressively for the best possible outcome for you and your child(ren).

Considerations in Child Custody Cases

The well-being of the child is the foremost consideration for judges in child custody disputes. But there are many factors that must be taken into account when drawing up custody orders. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Rights and duties of parents: These include very specific issues such as which parents will take the child to medical appointments (and who will pay for them); like most issues involving child custody, these can be more complex than most people think.
  • Periods of possessions: Will you follow Texas child custody law’s standard possession order? Or develop and follow one of your own contingent upon court approval?
  • Grandparents’ rights: How will you divide visitation periods for grandparents, and what stipulations on such visitation would you require?
  • Enforcement of orders: What are the state’s duties and responsibilities if court orders are ignored by your former spouse? What are your legal options in such cases?
  • Protective orders: What steps can you take to prevent contact with a demonstrably abusive former spouse?

These are only some of the issues you (and the courts) must consider. There is so much to think about when dealing with child custody cases, and experienced Houston, Texas family law attorney Deborah L. Thompson has the experience, knowledge, and tenacity to work toward securing the best arrangement for your post-divorce family. Contact Attorney Thompson to discuss your Houston, Texas child custody dispute case and work toward the best possible outcome.

Call 713-532-6272 today to schedule a consultation to discuss your Houston, Texas child custody dispute case!