Divorce is already a difficult and life-changing event; however, when children are in the mix, this process will likely directly impact everyone involved. It is clear that both parents want what is best for their children, but it is difficult to reach a resolution that also considers the parental rights and needs of each parent. This is why child custody disputes often evolve, making it an often lengthy and emotional process to reach a final agreement.
Each parent has goals in the divorce process, and it is often challenging to properly articulate these needs. Each parent is probably fearful that they might lose more parenting time than they are comfortable with. At Katie L. Lewis, P.C., our experienced legal team has helped countless parents navigate the murky waters of custody battles. Thus, we are devoted to guiding Dallas residents through the process, helping them protect their parental rights and the best interests of the children involved.
A custody agreement can take many forms. Additionally, the order can change over time because the needs of the children and parents change over time. Therefore, our law firm is prepared to initiate any motion or negotiate any agreement that might come up during this family law issue.
The courts often use the best interests standards for determining the best arrangement for the child or children. Depending on the age of the child, they may even be able to voice their opinion on the matter. The court will consider where each parent resides, if the child can remain at the same school and how a custody arrangement could impact other relationships, such as those with friends and extended family members.
To learn more, check out our law firm's child custody website. It is never easy losing time with your child, but it is crucial that parents ensure their rights are protected throughout the decision-making process. Additionally, they should consider their options regarding other actions, such as custody enforcement and modification.