Child Custody In A Contested Divorce

Contested Divorce: Child Custody

No family goes through life without conflict. When your family conflict leads to a contested divorce, it is important to work with an attorney who understands how family disputes affect your children. As a father myself, I have the compassion to understand the dynamics of a family with children. I urge parents to talk with me about contested divorce child custody issues so they can make decisions that are best for them and their children.

For a free phone consultation, please call the Houston, Texas, office of Bruce C. Zivley, Attorney at Law, at 888-837-2157.

Board Certified Family Law Attorney

I am a family law attorney who has been practicing law for 30 years. I am experienced in family law, contested divorce and child custody issues, and I am board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I use the experience and knowledge I gained over the years to help clients understand how they may be affected by Texas law.

How The Courts Look At Child Custody

In Texas, the court that handles your divorce also determines who gets physical and legal custody of the children. Most parents are awarded joint custody (called a joint managing conservatorship) in divorce, which means that they share the rights and duties related to taking care of their children. When considering child custody, the court makes decisions that it feels are in the best interests of your child. It is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side to help you convince the judge to make the right decision for your family.

Even though parents may be awarded joint custody, the court still usually designates the parent your child will live with most of the time. One parent becomes the primary joint managing conservator (the custodial parent), and one becomes the non-primary joint managing conservator (the noncustodial parent). This can be complicated, but I can help you understand the differences and the law.

Contact Me With Your Contested Divorce And Child Custody Questions

To talk to me about your questions and concerns, please call 888-837-2157. After hours and weekends, you can reach my voicemail at 281-506-0047. I can also be reached by email.

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