Custody Issues (Father)

What is custody? Custody is the legal right to make decisions for your child or children based on the children's best interests after a divorce or dissolution of a civil union. There are two primary types of custody, also referred to as conservatorship, arrangements in Texas.

Sole-managing conservatorship: All decisions, unless limited by the court order, are made by one parent to determine the child's well-being and decision making ability including primary residence, medical treatments, receiving child support and much more.

Joint-managing conservatorship: Some or all decisions are jointly made by both the mother and father or legal guardian. However, most of the time, one parent will have primary possession of the child or children and the other will not have a set schedule for visitation.

Depending on your family's circumstances and each parent's credentials, the best interest of the child will be used as a standard in determining the exact legal conservatorship arrangement awarded. The court will be looking at each parent's finances, current relationship with the children and who can provide a safe and stable home for the child.

Custody Issues For Fathers

If you are going through a divorce or dissolution of a civil union and you are concerned about your parental rights or obligations or if you are seeking unmarried fathers' rights for custody issues, make sure you contact me to learn your rights and obligations.

Fathers generally experience more distress when they want to preserve their parental rights after a divorce because traditionally and historically, there was a time when mothers were thought to be the person who would get primary possession of the children. Times have changed and fathers are on more equal footing. In addition, there may be other challenging issues. However, men can make excellent fathers and be a very influential and contributing part of their child or children's life.

Often times, good fathers who want to have a greater role in their children's lives do not contest custody orders and simply settle with what has been decided by the court. However, when you work with me, I will ensure that the judge or jury is aware of your ability to successfully parent your child or children, so that you can adequately have an active role in making a difference as parent and a positive influence for your kids.

Factors considered for awarding custody to fathers include:

  • Current relationship with child or children
  • Age of the child or children
  • Child's preference
  • Employment
  • Sufficiency of estate assets
  • Finances
  • Mental and physical health
  • Other relevant factors

Here is what you can expect from the Law Office of Michael D. Tracton, P.C.:

  • Free initial consultation to discuss your case
  • Detailed assessment on the pros and cons of your case
  • Personal guidance, attention and sensitivity to your legal matters
  • Questions answered and communicated promptly
  • In-depth analysis of the best options to take to reach your goals
  • Skilled and creative negotiations
  • Aggressive representation

I have been very successful in advocating for fathers' rights. Let me help guide you on how to best protect your parental interests.

Helping Families Move Forward For More Than 35 Years

Conveniently located in Sugar Land, Texas, the Law Office of Michael D. Tracton, P.C., offers clients a comfortable environment to consult with a professional and result-oriented lawyer. As your personal attorney, I will work with you to help you get through your difficult time, one step at a time. With a sympathetic ear, I will listen to your concerns and work to find a solution that works for your unique case.

Contact me today for a free initial consultation at 281-201-1481.

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