In our experience, child custody cases are some of the hardest for families to get through. This is why our Irving child custody attorneys are committed to making things easier for our clients and their families. At Jim Ross Law, we are focused on solutions. We know how to stay on track and work toward an agreement rather than letting things draw out.
To have our child custody attorneys in Irving TX review your case, contact Jim Ross Law today. We provide an initial consultation to all new clients.
Child Custody and Visitation in Texas
The state of Texas prefers both parents to be actively involved in their child’s life. In fact, father’s have the right to an equal and meaningful presence in the lives of their children, something that changed after the 1990s.
However, Texas courts also know that not every situation is ideal. There may be times when a child is better left in the care of one person or someone other than the child’s biological parents. Here are the three most common types of child custody our Irving child custody attorneys work with:
- Sole custody. With sole custody, the child lives with one parent and this parent has exclusive rights to make decisions for the child.
- Joint custody. Legal joint custody means that a child primarily lives with one parent and has visitation with the other. Both parents are active and get to make decisions for the child.
- Shared custody. In a shared custody order, the child lives with both parents for at least 35% of the year. They have two residences and both parents can make decisions for the child.
Our Child Custody Attorneys in Irving TX Will Fight for Your Rights!
Jim Ross Law will fight for your rights and advocate for your child’s best interests. It’s often best to reach an agreement in mediations because it’s faster, easier and less painful on the child. Our lawyers are effective negotiators and are usually successful in settling cases outside of court.
However, there are times when our clients need litigation and we are prepared to deliver this level of legal counsel. Our attorneys will be there every step of the way. As a law firm established by a former Marine, Texas police officer and DEA task force officer, it’s safe to say we’ve seen it all!
To schedule a consultation with our Irving child custody attorneys, contact Jim Ross Law today.