Child custody is arguably the single most important factor, both objectively and subjectively, in any divorce that involves children. In nearly every instance, maintaining a significant relationship with the child or children is of the utmost importance to both parents, and children want to see both of their parents often as well. It is also crucial to the healthy development and well-being of the child for both parents to come to an amicable agreement regarding child custody and the divorce in general.
With so many different, important factors riding on child custody, it is understandable that tensions can run extremely high when it comes to this area of Family Law. However, it is important that parents try not to let their emotions get the better of them. Many people often hear of custody battles and lengthy legal proceedings in which animosity between parents continues to grow. This is not helpful for the courts and not healthy for the family.
Many studies have shown that high levels of tension and anger between parents can cause problems with a child, especially if these problems continue well after the divorce. In a sole managing conservatorship, for example, the custodial parent might often tell the child about what an awful person the non-custodial parent is, which can cause an even greater rift in the relationships.
This is why we place special importance on helping families reach custody arrangements peacefully and amicably. If you are going through a divorce in Texas, please visit our webpage to learn how we can help you represent your interests. We can help you build a case for your custodial rights that is both assertive and passionate without creating anger or hostility between you, your child and the child's other parent.