Strong Custody And Support Representation
When people think about divorce, their minds often turn to discussions on child custody and support. Despite this line of thinking, there are many cases where the legal interests of children need to be addressed.
At Katie L. Lewis, P.C. Family Law, we provide clients throughout Texas with the representation they need for their child support and custody matters. We take the time to identify the unique needs of your case and develop a custom-tailored plan to help you.
How We Can Help You
Attorney Katie L. Lewis and her team have handled many cases in Dallas County involving:
- Third-party rights and grandparent rights
- Fathers’ and mothers’ rights
- Unmarried partners
- Same-sex partners
- Child custody and visitation
- Paying for college
- Child and spousal support
- Temporary custody motions
- Parenting plans
- Special-needs children
No matter what kind of issue you need help with, you can rest easy knowing you are getting the legal service you need with the challenges in your case, no matter how challenging it may be.
Protecting Third-Party Rights
In our state, grandparents and close relatives of a child do not have any explicit rights related to custody and visitation, except when it is in the best interests of the child. This typically means that the parents of a child need to be unfit to raise them before a third party is able to become the primary caretaker. Consulting with an experienced family law attorney can help you determine if you have a case to pursue visitation or custody.
Unmarried Parents Of Children
Regardless of marital status, each parent has the right to be a part of the lives of their children. Reaching a resolution often requires working with paternity, residence, recognition of parental duties and status of adoption. When these can quickly grow complicated, having a skilled lawyer who is fluent in these laws can be vital to protecting your best interests.
Dealing With Support And Financial Obligations
Texas is known for being especially stringent with the guidelines for child support and alimony, but not all areas of financial planning are affected by these guidelines. If your child has special needs, they may need support well beyond the age of 18. In situations like these, a parent will need to file a petition to ensure that the child is getting the support they need in the future.
Know Your Rights
You can meet with us to discuss your case by calling 214-461-5028 or using our online form to contact us via email and schedule your initial consultation. Now is the best time to reach out to our Dallas office, so act today.