The best interests of the children: Today, more courts lean towards doing what is right for the children of a broken marriage than they focus on the individual desires of the parents. It is common for child custody to be one of the most contentious issues facing a couple during divorce, or separation.
Today, courts are more flexible about joint custody, insist there be a parenting plan in place, and when the child is old enough, taking the wishes of the child into consideration. Unless there is a specific issue, such as potential harm to the child, the courts no longer favor one parent over another.
We will fight hard to ensure the court understands your position regarding child custody. We can also help with drafting parenting plans so they are ready to present to the court. While the court will typically award physical custody to one parent, they may prefer to award legal custody to both parents. Such an action allows both parents to have a say in decisions pertaining to education, health care, and religious upbringing.
Parents who are divorcing need to have an attorney who can represent their interests in all child custody matters in California, Texas, and Louisiana. Contact Simoneaux Law Firm today in Austin, Texas for help with these matters.