Child custody is a family law term used by the courts when determining who will have responsibility for a child less than 18 years of age. Under Texas law, the court determines what is in the child’s best interest before awarding custody to the child’s parent(s), relative or other adult.
There are many reasons why it will be necessary for a court to determine custody of minor children. If parents decide to divorce or separate, a parenting plan, including custody and a visitation schedule will be necessary. Other examples include the death of both parents or when the parents have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
Additionally, there will be times that it is necessary to modify a previous child custody order. If the minor child’s circumstances have changed, or the parents of the minor child circumstances have changed, modification may be necessary.
Contact the Law Office of Samuel Solodar to speak directly with Samuel Solodar at (512) 375-0321 regarding your child custody needs.