When Legal Issues Affect Your Children
When parents divorce or unmarried parents split up, the most critical issues they face concern the fate of their minor children. At the Law Office of Martin I Muizers, PC, we have more than 25 years of experience handling sensitive family law matters for clients in Arlington and throughout surrounding Texas communities. In handling child custody and child support issues, we are committed to protecting our clients’ parental rights and the best interests of their children.
Custody And Visitation
Generally, courts favor granting both parents legal custody (or joint managing conservatorship, as it’s called in Texas statutes.) Legal custody entails decision-making authority over important aspects of the child’s life, including education, health care and religion.
Visitation, or possession and access, concerns where the child actually lives. A court will generally grant a parent visitation unless there is evidence of abuse, neglect or some other factor that places the child in danger. The guiding principle in all child custody matters is protecting what is in the child’s best interests.
After a divorce or separation, both parents remain responsible for the care and well-being of minor children. It is often necessary for one parent to provide the other with support payments to help provide the child with food, shelter, medical care and other necessities. Under Texas law, child support is determined by a number of guidelines that take into account the number of children, the income of each parent, special needs of the children and other factors.
Your Advocate For Legal Issues That Involve Your Children
We can protect your parental rights in all family law matters, including child custody and child support. We can represent you in initial proceedings as well as any modification or enforcement issues that arise later. To learn more about how we can help you with these critical legal matters, please call our law offices at 817-228-1153 or contact us online.