Legal Custody

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What is Legal Custody?

Guidance from a Galveston County Child Custody Attorney

A constant and underlying belief in family law cases is that every parent has a right to be with their child. When one spouse decides that they want sole legal custody and reserve the right to make all decisions for their children, they must prove with strong evidence that the other parent is unfit to raise the child.

If you are seeking sole legal custody of your children, you will need someone by your side who is ready to fight for your case. As a Galveston County child custody lawyer, I have extensive experience in all types of divorce cases and can help you fight for your right to care for your children. I am also willing and able to support you if you are facing the unbearable prospect of losing total custody rights.

You can depend on me to uphold your rights during your custody dispute due to my numerous accolades, such as:

  • 30 years of legal experience
  • Licenses to practice in three states
  • "Excellent" Avvo Rating
  • Positive client testimonials

To resolve any concerns you have about legal custody, contact us for a case review today. 
Contact the firm using our online form or call (409) 515-7063!

Protect Your Child's Best Interests and Your Own Future

When a parent is given sole legal custody of a child, it is usually because shared custody is not in the child's best interest. Financial or emotional instability are two heavily-weighing factors that courts consider when trying to figure out who should be allowed to primarily raise your child.

The parent that is granted sole legal custody will be able to make important parenting decisions on their own for a variety of subjects, including:

  • Schooling options
  • Religious upbringing
  • Medical care decisions
  • Relocation – typically in-state only

It is important to remember, however, that the court will first and foremost want to rule in a way that most benefits the child. When it comes to child custody cases, you will usually not have to make the case that you can raise your child well. Rather, you want to prove that you can raise them better than your spouse and that your spouse raising them could cause significant issues. To build a case strong enough to argue your claims, you are going to want help.

Retain The Karenko Law Firm, P.A. Today

When it seems that you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement on child custody rights, it is time for you to take legal action and turn to a professional for support. By helping you with all the legwork surrounding your divorce and legal custody claims, I can alleviate your stress and allow you to focus on returning to a sense of normalcy.

Do not let your custody issues turn into a damaging situation. Contact a Galveston County child custody lawyer today for knowledgeable legal counsel you can trust.

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 $100 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 
At My Firm.

  • “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
  • “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 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
  • “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
  • “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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