Child Custody and Advocacy in El Paso | The Huerta Law Firm
If you’re currently dealing with issues relating to family law, then you’re well aware of how difficult it can be. Handling family matters can be nerve-racking and stressful, but a professional and experienced child custody lawyer in El Paso can assist and guide parents toward an agreement. Whether you find yourself in a dispute regarding visitation or living situations for your child, the Huerta Law Firm can help.
Child Custody Services We Provide
When navigating child custody issues, the guiding principle for any family court in Texas is the best interest of the child. In doing so, our El Paso child custody lawyer provides specific services where we assess the best living conditions for the child, including:
- Child custody evaluations
- Child relocation
- Updated child custody
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What Factors Determine Child Custody?
When most clients come to our firm for child custody help, they often want to know how the courts base their decision. Questions of sole and joint custody, the splitting of responsibilities, and other things are asked. In general, the courts will decide based on the best interests of the child. This does not mean that child or children will decide what they want (though their preference can be considered if they are 12 or older).
Below are just some of the factors involved in child custody decisions:
- The parents’ health status
- Safety, health, and welfare of the child
- Financial situation of the parents
- Relationship between the child and each parent
- Any record of child abuse
- Living situation of each parent
Each case is different, but courts will often default to some kind of joint custody unless some factors discourage that arrangement. The court may also use some psychological evaluations or other studies to help make a decision. While our firm can’t guarantee any particular outcome, we can help you understand how these factors in your case may influence the court’s decision.
Texas Child Custody Information and Laws
Some common violations of child custody include:
- Keeping the child for a longer visit than what was allowed
- Failing to inform the other parent of the child’s whereabouts
- Taking the child on a trip without asking for approval
- Taking the child outside of state lines
- Allowing an unauthorized person to care for the child
- Denying the other parent their custody or visitation rights
If parents fail to abide by their child custody agreement or commit any violations, they can lose their custody or visitation rights and possibly serve time in jail. For custody enforcement, contact a child custody lawyer in El Paso at (915) 629-9988.
We Provide Clients With Free Consultations
For parents, their children should always come first. The Huerta Law Firm supports parents who support their children by offering free consultations. During your initial consultation, we’ll be able to provide an assessment of your situation and how it can be settled. Child custody can be one of the most stressful legal proceedings to undertake; our team makes sure you have a good grasp of the process. Contact us today to learn more about what we can cover in an initial consultation.
How The Huerta Law Firm Can Help You
It’s a fact that children excel and progress much more in all areas of their lives when they have support from both of their parents and when they make an effort to reduce conflict between one another. In some cases, a child custody lawyer needs to step in and take action in order for parents to come to their senses. In general, when a child custody lawyer assists in a child custody case, parents can expect to experience reduced stress and speedy resolutions, all while avoiding costly mistakes.
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The information contained in the Huerta Law Firm website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter.