Temporary Child Custody in Houston
Family Law Attorneys with Over 30 Years of Experience
Divorce can take time and, depending on how contentious the situation is, it might
even take years. As such, it is often advisable or even required for a
temporary custody arrangement to be in place throughout the duration of
this process to provide stability for the life of the child. If you and
your spouse share children and are pursuing a divorce, you need a
child custody attorney to assist you in this delicate matter. At the Law Office of Kathryn
Marteeny, our experienced family law attorneys have the knowledge and
skill to help achieve your goals.
Contact our office today at (713) 936-2300 to schedule a consultation!
De Facto Custody
De facto essentially translates to “what is” and refers to
the arrangement that exists at the time of the parents’ separation.
For example, if a parent moves out of the family home, leaving the children
with the other parent, he or she has established de facto custody with
that parent. If neither parent moves out of the family home and continues
to live together throughout their divorce, they will both have de facto custody.
The de facto custody arrangement can also set precedent for temporary custody.
Temporary custody orders are put in place by the court to govern the situation
until the time comes to issue a permanent order. If the children are happy
and cared for throughout this process, it is not uncommon for the temporary
custody order to become permanent since a judge will usually not be inclined
to disrupt the children’s lives with more changes.
Trusted Child Custody Attorneys in Houston
At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, our Houston legal team has 30 years
of experience in
family law, which we will put to work for you. We understand there are no one-size-fits-all
solutions and that every family has their own unique needs. Let us help
you and your family find a resolution that works for you.
Call us at
(713) 936-2300 today.