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Top Rated Child Custody Attorneys
At Friday Milner Lambert Turner, PLLC, our Austin child custody lawyers have more than 200 combined years of experience with handling child custody matters. Oftentimes, child custody can be one of the most difficult and emotional matters to go through during a divorce. At our firm, we strive to provide clients with compassionate service combined with the tenacious litigation that is sometimes necessary in a legal case.
Why Clients Choose Our Firm:
- Many Attorneys Are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Clients Receive Direct One-on-One Attention from Their Attorney
- Our Goal Is to Maximize Outcomes and Minimize Costs
- Each One of Our Lawyers Is AV® Rated for Ethical Conduct & Legal Talent
Begin your child custody case by calling our firm at (512) 420-0555.
Make Sure You’re Working with the Best
With so much at stake, it is important to not take child custody cases lightly. You would not want to put such a serious case into the hands of just any attorney, which is why it is essential to hire someone that you can genuinely trust. Rest assured that if you work with our firm, you will have a team supporting you that truly cares about helping you obtain the most favorable results possible.
Types of Child Custody
In an Austin divorce, a court has to look at what is best for the child when awarding both physical and legal custody to one or both parents. Physical custody refers to whom the child will live with, while legal custody refers to a parent’s right to make decisions concerning the child’s welfare.
Legal custody can include choices that involve:
- Medical treatment
- Upbringing, religious training, etc.
A parent with sole physical and legal custody is known as a “sole conservator,” and when parents have joint custody, they are called “joint conservators.” How a court decides to award child custody will depend on a great number of factors, but many parents have the opportunity to create the right parenting plan that works for their family and to present this plan to a court for approval.
Modifying Child Custody & Visitation Orders in Austin
Once the court orders are in place, it will take a great deal to change them. To modify court orders, a court must be convinced that one or more of the following conditions are present:
- There has been a significant change in a parent or child’s life
- A child (12 or older) wishes for a modification
- The custodial parent relinquishes custody to someone else