If you have children, but you and your Texas spouse are thinking about getting a divorce, likely one of your main concerns is how much parenting time you will have with your children after the divorce. Assuming you and your spouse can agree on a parenting time plan, you can structure it basically however you wish. If you cannot agree, however, the Texas Family Code has what is called a Standard Possession Order that acts as the default parenting plan in such situations.
When you are getting divorced and realize that the end of your marriage is going to require you to relocate with your children, it can be unsettling to think about the future and how to help your children adjust to such a sudden and drastic change. At Woodley & Dudley Lawyers, we have helped many people in Texas who are dealing with the consequences of divorce.
If you are your children's other parent are not together, you probably have a custody and visitation arrangement set up through a Texas court. While you may try to honor the court's orders, sometimes things can get complicated. It is important for you to stick to the orders to avoid issues, so if you need help, the state offers some options. The Attorney General notes that these visitation resources are provided to you for free by the state.
One of the most difficult tasks we have to perform during the divorce process is to help our clients negotiate child custody agreements and visitation schedules. Texas parents want to spend time with their children, and the fact that our clients at Woodley & Dudley are going through divorces does not change that fact.
When it comes to child custody, there are a wide variety of factors for parents to consider, from financial issues and daily schedules to factors that courts go over when making a custody decision. That said, it is important to bear in mind that other challenges may arise, especially in the digital era. For example, a parent may run into problems as a result of social media, either from their activity on an online platform or online actions carried out by their child’s other parent.
Texas couples going through divorce often find child custody negotiations to be exceedingly difficult. Being fully prepared for your hearing is crucial in this case, especially if you’re arguing for full custody of a child. TheSpruce.com offers these tips on how to properly navigate a custody hearing and ensure the best interests of your child remains at the focus of any court proceedings.