As you and your spouse make the decision to take your lives in other directions through divorce, the lives of your children will also be affected. For every parent, the best interests of the children are paramount during this process.
At Fabio & Merrill, we help parents throughout Houston find solutions that will cause minimal disruption to the child's life and allow him or her to continue healthy relationships with both the mother and father in the most appropriate manner possible. Our attorneys will provide a clear and realistic understanding of what you can expect and work toward achieving your goals through this process. We know that divorcing parents are required to deal with each other well into the future while working together to raise the children. It is our commitment to do everything possible to preserve that working relationship for the benefit of the children.
Houston Child Issues During Divorce Lawyer Including Custody Disputes
The child custody and visitation agreements are some of the most heavily negotiated components of a divorce decree. It has repeatedly been found that it is in the child's best interest to be allowed a relationship with both parents, whenever possible. One parent will be granted primary custody or conservatorship, acting as the child's primary residence. The other parent is generally granted joint managing conservatorship, which includes visitation rights and a partial share in the decision-making authority. This visitation will be set up on a routine basis that reflects the needs, schedules and location of the child and parent.
If a parent is found to be incapable of parenting, other arrangements may be petitioned for.
Modifications To Divorce Agreements
Over time, changes may take place in both the parents' and the child's lives, requiring a modification to be made to the existing agreements. This can include a relocation, a change in job, medical developments, extracurricular activities of the child, remarriage of a parent or any other significant change. We will help to petition for changes in prior decrees that reflect current circumstances.
After remarriage, if a stepparent wishes to establish legal parental rights with the child, he or she can do so through adoption. We will help you fully understand how this process can help your family, as well as how it may affect current dynamics.
To learn more about how we can help you navigate all issues related to your relationship with your children, please contact our Houston law firm today at 713-568-3341 or toll free at 866-761-1513. Our office is centrally located in Greenway Plaza, just north of 59 inside the 610 loop and serves clients throughout Houston and surrounding areas.