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Child Custody and Visitation Rights

Denton Child Custody Lawyer — Safeguarding Your Rights

Protecting your children and your custody and visitation rights in divorce

At Buchanan and Meyer Attorneys, we know that there is nothing more stressful than worrying about your ability to protect and provide for your children. That is why we work tirelessly to prepare and aggressively argue your case at the negotiation table or in court.

The divorce courts in Denton, Tarrant and Collin Counties take their role in protecting your children very seriously. Courts no longer presume custody should be granted to the mother. In fact, they generally presume that joint custody is the best arrangement for your child.

Determining your child custody and visitation terms

Our Denton child custody lawyer can argue for two types of custody:

  • Legal custody grants decision-making control over the education, healthcare and religious training of your child, and over day-to-day matters such as curfew, chores and extracurricular activities.
  • Physical custody determines where your child will live (may be divided).

If one parent is granted custody, then the other is usually granted visitation rights (parenting time). Grandparents also often request formal visitation rights and we can help secure those as well.

The court considers a number of factors in determining what is in the best interest of your child, including:

  • Ages of parents and children
  • Physical and mental condition of parents and children
  • Relationship between each parent and each child
  • Particular needs of each child
  • Role of each parent in raising your children
  • Home where your children will live
  • What your children want

The courts favor joint custody unless there is some compelling reason to deny custody to a parent, such as a history of violence toward the child.

Custody and visitation can include all types of arrangements. One parent may have physical custody during the school year and the other during summers. One may have the children on weekends, or the parents may split weeks. In some cases, the children live in one permanent home and the parents take turns living there with them.

When you need a legal champion to protect your child custody rights in Denton, Tarrant and Collin Counties

The child custody lawyers at Buchanan and Meyer Attorneys fight tirelessly to protect your rights and the rights of your children. For a free initial consultation with an experienced divorce and child custody attorney, contact us online or call us at 940-312-6748.

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Denton Office
103 S. Woodrow Lane
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Denton, Texas 76205

Phone: 940-312-6748