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
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 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.