Texas Child Custody Lawyer
After a divorce, you may be concerned about how much time you get to spend with your children. If you are the primary caretaker, you may worry about protecting yourself and your child from a difficult visitation schedule. When faced with parenting time and child custody disputes, it is important to know your options and your rights. At The Lincoln Law Firm, PLLC, we offer experienced, strategic support focused on the best interests of our clients. We will take the time to understand your goals and interests so that we can create a tailored plan for your family.
Advocacy focused on solutions for your family. Call 832-478-6750 to speak directly with our attorney or you are welcome to fill our our online form.
Houston Parenting Plan Attorney
Parenting plans are also known as "visitation" agreements or "parenting time." The determinations are always made based on the best interests of a child. Typically, the court will look at stability to protect the child. A parenting plan will determine where a child lives, goes to school, spends holidays and weekends. If parents can mutually agree then they can make their own determinations. If not, the court may appoint an amicus attorney to assist the court in determining the child's primary residence, the allocation of rights and duties, and the parenting time for each parent. The court will look at:
- Who has the closest bond with a child?
- Who has been the primary caretaker?
- Where does a child reside and go to school?
- Does the child have any special needs?
Mediation and Collaborative Law in Parenting Time Disputes
When faced with a parenting time dispute, remember that you do have options opposed to litigation. Mediation and collaborative law are two alternatives to litigation that allow you and your spouse to come up with your own terms and agreements for custody and parenting time arrangements. Attorney Christine Lincoln is trained in collaborative law and can represent you through the mediation process. Mediation or collaborative law can minimize the time and expense of court as well as decrease the emotional stress for you and your children.
We look forward to speaking with you. To arrange a consultation with a Houston, Texas family lawyer, please call 832-478-6750 or contact us by e-mail. Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.