Houston Child Custody Lawyer

Compassionate Advocacy to Protect Your Custody Rights

Child custody disputes can be some of the most emotionally and legally difficult problems to resolve in a divorce. Custody issues can cause endless conflict in a divorce case if the parents do not reach an agreement on their own. If you are facing a child custody issue, you need to work with an attorney who is experienced in this area of family law to make sure your custody rights are fully protected.

At Iyer PLLC, our Houston child custody lawyers have helped numerous clients navigate these challenging issues. We can use our extensive experience to guide you through the child custody process, protecting your rights and your relationship with your children.

To learn more about how our Houston child custody lawyers can serve you, schedule a paid consultation at (832) 430-3167 today.

Types of Custody

There are two main types of child custody:

  • Legal custody refers to the right to make important decisions about a child's welfare, such as medical care and education.
  • Physical custody refers to where the child will reside.

Parents may share joint custody, with the child spending time in both parents' homes. Parents may also have sole custody, with the child living with only one parent.

How Long Does Child Custody Last?

Custody orders may include a specific time period or may state that the custody arrangement will last until the child reaches a certain age. Parents must work together to reach an agreement on custody, but if they cannot, the court will make the decision.

The court may base its decision on the parents' agreement. The court may also base its decision on the best interests of the child, which includes factors such as each parent's willingness to foster a relationship between the child and the other parent.

Parents can agree to many types of custody arrangements. They may also agree to let the child make decisions about religion, schooling, and extracurricular activities as he or she gets older. Parents can also agree to time-sharing, which means the child will spend some time with one parent, and some time with the other.

Parents can also agree to shared custody, which means the child will spend significant time with both parents. Parents can also agree to a sole custody arrangement, with one parent having sole decision-making authority for the child.

Custody arrangements can be based on a number of factors, including:

  • Each parent's moral character
  • Each parent's ability to provide a healthy environment for the child
  • Each parent's ability to foster a relationship between the child and the other parent
  • The child's need for a parent's presence or a parent's physical presence
  • Each parent's ability to provide for the child's needs
  • The child's interaction and relationship with each parent
  • The child's age, health, and preference
  • The child's adjustment to home and community
  • The parents' ability to cooperate and make decisions together
  • The child's mental, physical, and emotional needs
  • Each parent's moral fitness
  • Each parent's ability to provide a nurturing and stable environment
  • Each parent's ability to provide a consistent environment
  • Each parent's willingness to foster a relationship between the child and the other parent

Contact Our Houston Child Custody Lawyers

Child custody cases can be complicated, and you need an experienced attorney to help you reach an agreement with the other parent or to protect your rights in court. At Iyer PLLC, our Houston child custody lawyers are ready to help you navigate this process. We will work hard to reach an agreement with the other parent and will fight to protect your rights in court.

To learn more about our child custody services, contact us at (832) 430-3167 to schedule a paid consultation today.

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