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An Abilene Child Custody Lawyer Representing Parents In West Texas

Child custody issues can quickly become contentious and difficult to resolve. For a successful outcome, it is essential to have an experienced West Texas attorney’s guidance.

At AndersonClements, PLLC, our Abilene child custody lawyers understand what is at stake when you are trying to secure your child custody or visitation rights and protect your relationship with your child. We offer a unique, client-centered approach to family law challenges to give our clients a voice in their future.

How Does Custody Work In West Texas?

In Texas, the term “conservatorship” is used in place of “custody.” Managing conservatorship gives a parent a say in any major decisions about their child’s upbringing, and a possession order is what determines how much time or access each parent has with their child. Both managing and possessory conservatorship can either be sole or joint. The court generally prefers joint conservatorships, since that helps keep both parents equally involved in their child’s life.

What Do Judges Consider Before Issuing A Child Custody Order?

Ideally, the courts prefer it when parents can come to a negotiated agreement regarding conservatorship – but that is not always possible. When the court has to step in, numerous factors will be considered, including:

  • The child’s preferences (if they are above the age of 12)
  • The child’s emotional and physical needs
  • Whether either parent poses a danger to the child’s emotional and physical well-being
  • The ability of each parent to provide a loving, stable home
  • The resources available to each parent to provide for their child
  • Any indications that a parent is incapable or unfit

The court may ultimately take into consideration anything it feels is relevant, but the guiding principle is that all custody issues need to be decided in the best interests of the child.

Turn To An Abilene Child Custody Lawyer Who Gets Results

Our attorneys are ready to meet with you so that we can learn more about your situation and you can learn more about how we can help you find a resolution. Call AndersonClements, PLLC, at 325-899-3638 or reach out online to schedule a consultation.