Houston Sole Custody Attorneys

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Although Texas court generally believes joint custody serves the best interests of the children, there are some circumstances in which sole custody might be awarded to one parent. If you and your spouse are currently involved in a child custody dispute and you believe it is in the best interest of your children that you are awarded sole custody, you will need a skilled child custody attorney on your side to assist you in this matter. At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we have 30 years of experience in family law, which we will use to your advantage.

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Sole Custody in Texas

In Texas, child custody, or “conservatorship,” as it is referred to in the legal system, is usually awarded to both parents in some form, whether it is physical custody, legal custody, or a combination of the two. That said, a sole managing conservator can be granted exclusive rights for a child if it is determined that such an arrangement would be in the best interest of the children. Here are a few factors the court will consider when terminating the rights of a parent:

  • The child was left alone by a parent or left in the possession of someone who was not the child’s parent and expressed an intent not to return.
  • The parent engaged in conduct or knowingly placed the child in an environment that could potentially endanger his or her physical or emotional well-being.
  • The parent voluntarily, and with knowledge of the pregnancy, abandoned the mother of the child and failed to provide adequate support or medical care for the mother.
  • The parent was convicted or placed on community supervision for being criminally responsible for the death or serious injury of a child.

These are just a handful of reasons why the court would consider awarding sole custody to a parent. However, there are many more, so be sure to consult with a skilled family law attorney.

Seek the Assistance of Our Skilled Houston Family Law Attorneys

At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we will work to assist in your defense if your spouse attempts to contest your desired outcome for child custody. Our Houston family law attorneys understand the emotional stress of enduring a divorce and will dedicate our time and resources to achieving your goals.

Contact us today at (713) 936-2300 to learn more about how we can help you.

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