Child Custody Lawyers in Houston
Providing Strong Representation for Child Custody Disputes in Texas
Legal issues involving child custody can make divorce litigation even more stressful and intense. Both parents must face new concerns regarding custody obligations and providing for the best interests of their children.
At the law firm of Cynthia Tracy, Attorney at Law, P.C., firm attorney and founder Cynthia Tracy knows firsthand how child custody issues can impact legal proceedings because she has gone through her own divorce. She has subsequently represented many clients on both sides of child custody issues.
How Do I File for Custody in Houston, TX?
Child custody and visitation are important family law issues that our law firm deals with frequently. We can suggest alternative schedules for you if you work varying hours or for an oil company with offshore time or if you are considering a move to another state. We also represent individuals who are unmarried and dealing with custody battles.
Do you have a case with the Office of the Attorney General? If you are frustrated, what better person to hire than someone who worked there for 10 years and knows the ins and outs of the system? Attorney Cynthia Tracy has the family law experience needed to protect your interests and the best interests of your children.
Personal Houston Custody Attorney for Your Unique Case
We understand that there are dozens of important considerations to account for when planning your child custody and visitation periods. Perhaps you’re in a support group with a set schedule. Perhaps grandparents’ rights or school considerations are important.
Most important are the interests of your child. We can help you balance new Texas laws and legal trends with your goals. We then work to accomplish those goals throughout the custody and visitation process.
- Do you work for an oil company? We can draft a custody or visitation agreement that accommodates your offshore, field, and at-home time.
- Do your job hours vary? We can draft enforceable agreements that accommodate fluctuating work times, including staggered days off and 12- and 24-hour workdays for industries allowing out-of-the-ordinary hours.
- Are you considering moving or are you in the military? We can consider your relocation and deployment plans when creating your custody or visitation agreement.
How is Child Custody Determined in Texas?
In Texas, the main determining factor in deciding who is granted child custody is what is the “best interest” of the child. A judge will determine what is in the child’s best interest by assessing certain factors including:
- Parental abilities
- Home stability
- Child’s physical and emotional needs
- Child’s desires
- Plans that each parent has for the child
How Long Do Child Custody Cases Last in Texas?
In Texas, parents have about 6-12 months from the filing date to reach a shared child custody agreement. Should the parents fail to reach an agreement or the decided agreement is unfavorable, the case will be brought to family law court in Houston. From there, the trail time to determine custody varies and can take days, weeks or months depending on different variables.
A judge will look over all documents provided by each parent's lawyers to make a final decision. When the decision is reached, the judge will announce the decision and sign final orders detailing all custody and visitation parameters.
Contact Our Houston Custody Lawyers Today
For experienced and knowledgeable representation, contact our firm for an initial consultation. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
She is...The J.J. Watt of Attorneys.- Ulises
Absolutely the best.- Susan Perrin
This woman has a keen eye to the details I would have never paid attention to.- Angela Truitt
Cynthia is extremely professional and someone you want in your corner when you are dealing with complex legal matters.- Valerie Seybold
The Law group has done an excellent job on my case and stayed in touch with me threw out the process.- Scott Winterberg