Custody Issues (Father)

The Law Office of Michael D. Tracton, P.C., understands the importance of paternal relationships and aggressively advocates for fathers' rights in custody disputes. When you work with our office, we will tailor our approach to build a case strategy that highlights your role as a father.

Custody Options Available To Parents

After a legal separation or divorce, many other important family law issues arise, including custodial decisions for married or unmarried parents. Before entering into a custody dispute, it is important to understand the possible outcomes for custody in Texas.

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 concerning the child's well-being, unless limited by court order, are made by one parent.

Joint-managing conservatorship: Some or all decisions are jointly made by both the mother and father or legal guardian. Most of the time, however, one parent will have primary possession of the child or children and the other will have a set schedule for visitation.

The best interest of the child will be used as a standard in determining the exact legal conservatorship arrangement awarded. The court will look at each parent's finances and relationship with the children and who can best provide a safe and stable home for the child.

Custody Considerations 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 need information about unmarried fathers' custody issues, make sure you contact me.

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 would typically get primary possession of the children. Times have changed and fathers are on more equal footing. Men can make excellent fathers and be very influential and contributing parts of their or children's lives

Oftentimes, 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. When you work with me, however, I will ensure that the judge or jury is aware of your ability to successfully parent your child or children, so that you can have an active role and a positive influence in your kids' lives.

Factors considered for awarding custody to fathers include:

  • The current relationship between the father and the children
  • The age of the child or children
  • Children's preferences
  • Employment
  • Sufficiency of estate assets
  • Finances
  • Mental and physical health
  • Other relevant factors

Work With An Experienced Advocate For Fathers

I have been very successful in advocating for fathers' rights. Let me help guide you on how to best protect your parental interests. To schedule a consultation at our Sugar Land office, reach us online or call 281-201-1481. We offer evening and weekend hours by appointment.