Divorce Attorney for Child Visitation and Support in Denton County, TX
Children are a reminder that adults can do great things; they are tangible reflections of legacy. As they grow, mothers, fathers and relatives work hard to protect their present and future reality. When a family is impacted by divorce, the resolve to protect them grows even stronger. A conscientious divorce lawyer will understand what it takes to keep children safe and employ strategies to do just that.
Théda Page believes in the strength and resilience of families. In her practice, The Page Law Firm, she commits herself to helping men, women and children through some of the most challenging times in life. With more than 25 years of legal experience, she is well-suited to handle child-related divorce matters including child custody, visitation and child support. She is focused on protecting your children's best interests as if they were her own.
Helping Plano Families Through Child Custody Decisions
According to Title 5 of the Texas Family Code, the parent-child relationship is protected provided that the best interest of the child is at the forefront of all parental decisions. Texas laws seek to ensure that a child will experience:
- frequent, continuing contact with parents who have demonstrated the ability to act in their best interest;
- a safe, stable and non-violent environment; and
- involvement from both parents in regards to raising them even after parents are separated or divorced.
Also known as child conservatorship, child custody may be either determined by a family law judge through divorce litigation or the court may approve a custody plan created by the parents in Collaborative Divorce® or through the mediation process.
In Texas, there are two types of custody: joint managing conservatorship (JMC) and sole managing conservatorship (SMC). In a JMC, both parents share the responsibilities and rights of raising the child, but it is possible that one parent may be awarded exclusive decision-making rights, as is the case in an SMC. We will work with all involved to protect your child's best interest.
The Importance of Child Visitation and Support
In Texas, child visitation is known as possession of and access to a child. Parents have the right to spend time regularly with the children unless a judge determines that doing so would cause physical or emotional harm. We will protect your right to be with your child, working to secure an amicable solution for creating a visitation schedule (standard possession order). If you are having issues with a parent violating the terms of the visitation schedule, please consult with our visitation attorney for assistance.
In most divorce cases, the parent who receives visitation rights is also the one who pays child support. Child support helps with taking care of the expenses common to care for a child. Health care, food and clothing are just some of the necessities that require the financial support of both parents. Child support laws in Texas can be complex and may require help with understanding the provisions set forth to support children. Théda will work with you throughout your divorce to help parents understand their rights and responsibilities.
Connect with a Flower Mound Divorce Attorney Today
If you are considering divorce or must respond to a request for a divorce, please contact our divorce lawyer. You may call our Frisco office at 214-618-2101 to schedule a confidential consultation regarding your child custody, visitation or custody matter. Our Frisco, Texas bankruptcy law firm serves Collin County, Denton County, The Colony, Little Elm, Prosper, Celina, Plano, Carrollton, Lewisville, Flower Mound and McKinney. We are ready to listen.