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Dallas Child Custody Lawyers
Child Custody and Conservatorships: Protecting Your Parental Rights
Custody disputes are often the most raw and difficult aspects of any divorce. As their lives change around them, it can be easy for parents to feel like their relationship with their children is at risk. If you are going through a divorce, it is crucial to have a skilled attorney representing your interests in custody proceedings.
At O'Neil & Attorneys in Dallas, our lawyers represent both mothers and fathers in child custody cases. Our founding attorney Ms. O'Neil is relentless in pursuing the goals of our clients while also displaying the compassion necessary to reach positive outcomes in these often difficult cases.
Our firm offers "big firm" results without sacrificing the personal attention our clients deserve. Contact us today to discuss your child custody situation with a dedicated family law attorney.
Under Texas law, the term "custody" never appears. Instead, the term "conservatorship" is used, which defines generally what rights and duties each parent will have after a divorce. In almost all cases, both parents will share parental duties and responsibilities as joint managing conservators. In that situation, one parent will usually have the primary right to establish the residence with the children, which is sometimes referred to as having "physical custody".
Even in the worst of circumstances, it is almost guaranteed that both parents will have the right to parenting time or visitation with their children. If parents are unable to co-parent because of impairment — such as alcohol abuse, drug abuse or domestic violence — one parent can petition the court to be named the sole managing conservator.
Protect Your Rights
To learn more about how we can help you protect your parental rights, call 972-499-4558 or toll free 866-959-4330 to speak to an attorney.