Protecting Your Rights To Child Custody And Possession
Child custody and possession disputes are among the most consequential cases we take on at Albano Law, PLLC, in Plano, Texas. The outcome of your custody or possession and access case may affect you and your child for a lifetime. Attorney Christine G. Albano is *Board-Certified in Family Law, and she takes her duty to parents and children very seriously.
When handling cases involving children, we always strive to reach results in a manner that minimizes a child’s exposure to uncertainty, drama and the potential resulting emotional harm. As your law firm, we will work tenaciously to protect your child’s best interests and your parental rights, aiming to achieve a positive result outside of court efficiently and amicably.
We may recommend resolving custody and possession disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods, such as collaborative divorce or mediation, depending on your unique needs and circumstances. You can rely on our experience in these matters, and we will help you understand what methods may work best for you.
If your case cannot be resolved through negotiation, mediation or collaborative divorce, we can take it to trial. As an experienced trial lawyer, Christine G. Albano is always prepared to aggressively advocate for her clients before a judge.
Child Custody And Possession And Access Law In Texas
Child custody is a very complex area of law in Texas. In many cases, the state generally favors something called “Joint Managing Conservatorship,” under which parents share the rights, privileges, duties and powers of raising a child, including medical and educational decisions. However, Joint Managing Conservatorship does not necessarily mean parents share equal amounts of time with their children. The Conservatorship rights are separate from the time the child spends with each parent.
The Texas Legislature has also set guidelines for child possession, or visitation, which address the importance of children spending quality time with both parents. Ms. Albano can help you understand your visitation rights and options under the possession schedule set forth by the Texas state government and consider what type of possession schedule works best for your children.
Do You Need To Update An Existing Child Custody Arrangement?
After a divorce or initial order regarding conservatorship or child support rights to a child is finalized, there may be a need to go back and change the child custody order, referred to in Texas as a “Parenting Plan”. There are numerous reasons a parent might need to revisit court orders affecting children, including parental relocation or a new job.
To modify a court order regarding children, there must be a substantial and material change in circumstances since the last court order. Whatever the reason, we can examine your current and desired custody situation and advise you on the best way to proceed.
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*Christine Albano is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.