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Joint Custody

Creating Joint Custody Agreements

Sharing Child Custody After a Divorce

Texas courts tend to encourage parents to work together on parenting plans and to share the responsibility of raising their children. For many divorcing parents, however, discussions that are meant to be civil and productive can be one of the most difficult events of their lives. Ending your relationship with your spouse is in no way the same as ending your relationship with your children and you will want to defend them as much as you can through a fair child custody agreement.

I, Galveston County divorce attorney Juliann Karenko, fully understand that you deserve to spend as much time with your children as possible. Together, we can discuss whether or not you want to consider having joint custody rights.

Contact my team at The Karenko Law Firm PLLC today to get started.

What is joint custody and how does it work?

When you and your spouse agree that you both should have some say in the decision-making responsibilities for your children, joint custody could solve your problems. By acknowledging that both parents have a right to raise their children, joint custody is commonly used in uncontested divorces or separations.

Depending on your situation, you could agree to care for your kids on weekends while your spouse does so on the weekdays, or vice versa. Another popular option is to rotate the children from one house to another every few months or once a year.

Some benefits of joint custody agreements include:

  • Your child is more likely to accept living in two homes
  • Cost of raising your children remains shared
  • Ability to work together on raising your child, when necessary
  • Lessened stress on your professional or private life

Galveston County Child Custody Lawyer Fighting for Your Family

The court will always try to make a decision that "best benefits the children," and this is might not necessarily be an agreement of joint custody. Factors such as having a suitable home environment, proximity to schools and relevant religious functions, and availability of your spouse will all need to be considered during a child custody case. If anything should be overlooked, or if misconstrued claims from your spouse damage your reputation, things might not go as you had hoped.

As a Galveston County child custody attorney with extensive experience in family law, I have seen many cases involving children and it is my goal to first try to solve them with a fair settlement. When that is not possible, I will use my skills as a trained litigator to fight for your rights to see and raise your children as you desire. If you want to establish joint custody that does not violate your beliefs or ignore your needs, you need to speak to me as soon as possible.

Begin right now by with a consultation. Fill out our easy to use contact form or give us a call at 
(409) 515-7063 to schedule a  consultation.

Tried & True Legal Counsel You Can Trust

  • Unparalleled Experience
    I have been serving clients for over 30 years and have extensive experience in the litigation of family law, divorce and custody matters.
  • Consultations Available

    A 1-hour phone or video consultation is available upon request. All consultations are $200 and that fee will be credited towards client retainers upon hiring me. 

  • From Start to Finish
    Every client that retains me gets me. I handle every case from start to finish and never hand my clients over to an assistant.
  • Treats Clients Like Family
    At Karenko Law Firm, I  treat every client as an extension of my family. I understand that they are going through a rough time and it is important for me to provide a calm, safe and welcoming environment.
  • Licensed in 3 States
    I currently hold active licenses in the following 3 states, Florida, Michigan, and Texas.

You Will Be Well-Represented At My Firm.

At The Karenko Law Firm PLLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "She is more than an attorney, she is truly a friend to her clients!"
    Mrs. Karenko is more than an attorney, she is a mentor, mediator, and sometimes a mom to her clients. She really works her best to find the best solutions to some of the most complex and sensitive family issues.
    - Kingsey
    "Outstanding lawyer!"
    Ms. Karenko is an outstanding lawyer. I had a very difficult and complex divorce and she was wonderful. She is caring and has an excellent reputation with other lawyers and Judges.
    - Previous Client
    "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
    The Karenko law firm really helped me through a rough time in my life; they are extremely professional and helped to keep me clam/relaxed through the entire process. They are honest and will fight to make sure you get out of the situation as quick as possi
    - Wyatt
    "My hero’s!"
    Her advice and encouragement have gotten me through this-the WORST CHAPTER in my life. Juliann is a family law genius and I am so lucky to have had her on my side! She cares deeply about her clients and works hard for a positive outcome.
    - Sarah
    "Juliann is my new hero!!"
    MY FIGHT IS FINALLY OVER!!! She was amazing! I highly recommend her! She spoke to me like a friend, explaining every question I had in detail. I always felt confident every time I walked into the court room with her & never had a doubt that we would no
    - Traci

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