McKinney Child Custody Lawyer

McKinney Child Custody Attorney

As a parent, your children and their well-being is a priority. The decisions you make on their behalf and the time you spend with your children are vital to their growth and maturity.

Child custody greatly impacts your ability to maintain a significant relationship with your children. If you are going through a divorce or facing a child custody modification, an experienced McKinney child custody attorney can offer valuable advice and solutions to meet your most complicated custody challenges.

How the McKinney Child Custody Attorneys at The Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C. Can Help

Attorney Lisa Garza has more than 25 years of family law experience and is prepared to tackle your child custody matter. Her team of professionals is compassionate and dedicated to helping parents struggling with family law issues.

Attorney Garza is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in family law and wants to work with you to resolve your child custody case in the manner that best suits your situation.

Your circumstances may call for:

  • Negotiations with the other parent or their attorney
  • Mediation and a custody settlement
  • A custody hearing or trial
  • Custody as part of a larger divorce case
  • Court approval for a long-distance move with your children
  • An objection to a proposed relocation
  • A creative parenting plan arrangement for you and your co-parent

Regardless of your needs, call the Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C., now to schedule your confidential consultation.

The “Best Interest of the Child Standard” in Texas

Texas refers to child custody as conservatorship and visitation as possession and access. In Texas, the court bases its decisions on conservatorship and possession and access to children on “the best interest of the child” standard.

This standard may be found in the Texas Family Code Section 153.002. When determining the best interest of the child, the court considers several factors.

These factors are from the Texas Supreme Court case Holley v. Adams and include but are not limited to:

  • The desires of the child
  • The emotional and physical needs of the child now and in the future
  • The emotional and physical danger (of one parent) to the child now and in the future
  • The parental abilities of the individuals seeking custody
  • The programs available to assist each parent
  • Each parent’s plans for the child
  • The stability of each home or proposed placement
  • The acts or omissions of the parent that indicate that the existing parent-child relationship is not a proper one
  • Any excuse for a parent’s acts or omissions

The court may also consider any other relevant factors affecting the best interests of the child(ren) involved. Texas does not favor the mother or father when making a custody determination.

If you want to discuss the “best interest of the child” standard or how to present your case to the court best, call the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C.

Contact an Experienced McKinney Child Custody Lawyer Today

When you retain the Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C., you are securing reliable legal representation that you can trust. Since 2002, Attorney Garza has worked to establish herself as a premier family lawyer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Attorney Garza’s hard work and dedication have allowed her to grow and open a second location in McKinney. Let Attorney Garza empower you with the knowledge you need to make the best choices possible for you and your children.

You can call or contact us online to schedule a personal appointment in McKinney.