Whether as part of a divorce or the separation of non-married parents, a child custody dispute is difficult for everyone involved. The stakes of a custody dispute can be far-reaching and can affect you, your children, and their other parent for decades.
As a child custody attorney in Tyler, TX, David Chilek has helped dozens of parents negotiate or litigate a successful possession schedule. Each situation is unique, and David takes a crafted approach to each case, accounting for each parent and the children who the agreement affects.
Ensuring an equitable custody arrangement is fundamental to your child’s growth. You want an experienced family law attorney helping you negotiate the best agreement.
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In the state of Texas, there are two factors to consider when determining custody of a minor child. The combination of these factors forms the basis for a custody agreement.
In a custody arrangement, conservatorship determines who the decision-maker is in regard to the child. This means that this person is responsible for making medical, educational, religious instruction, and other aspects of the child’s life.
In instances where both parents are present, courts traditionally award what’s known as “Joint Managing Conservatorship.” Both parents are part of the decision-making process, and the court expects them to discuss and agree on how best to raise the child.
Access & possession is what people typically think of when they think about “child custody.” It constitutes when and in what circumstances a parent is with the child. This aspect of custody can be wildly different from couple to couple. Everything depends on their unique situation.
Common possession schedules include a 50/50 arrangement, where the child is with each parent half the time on a set schedule or otherwise. Others include the custodial parents having the child during the week, with the non-custodial parent getting visitation on some or all weekends.
As your child custody lawyer, David Chilek is dedicated to providing you with the best possible outcome for your case–and your child. If you’re trying to hammer out custody, an experienced mediator and litigator like David can help.
Contact our offices to schedule an in-depth child custody consultation. You know what’s best for your child, and our team can help ensure that you get that.Consultation