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Child Custody Lawyer in Navarro & Ellis Counties

Helping Our Clients Obtain the Best Outcome for Their Situation

When parents separate or divorce, child custody and visitation are no longer just private family matters. The state is interested in protecting children's rights when parents are separated or divorced. Child custody may be part of a divorce, or it may be a standalone legal action. Texas law holds both parents responsible for their children whether they are married or divorced or were never married to each other. The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford can help you better understand how to obtain the best custody arrangement for your situation. Call today to get started.

Dial (903) 201-0883 now or contact The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford online to schedule a consultation about protecting your custody rights.

The Meaning of Child Custody

A child custody order provides a legal framework to protect each parent as well as their child or children.

These orders may specify joint custody or sole custody and can clarify:

  • Physical custody, regarding where the child will live
  • Legal custody, involving important decisions about the child's education, medical care, and general welfare

If you are the noncustodial parent and want the maximum time to visit with your child, let Attorney Michael J. Crawford stand up for your rights in court. Whether the visitation is weekends, midweek, school vacation periods or holidays, or a combination of these on a regular or alternating schedule, he can work to ensure maximum visitation time for you.

Special Considerations

When you work with The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford in your family law case, Mr. Crawford will make sure you understand your rights, responsibilities, and options.

Some unique situations may be:

  • Perhaps you are a grandparent who has taken a parental role in your grandchildren's lives and seek custody and/or guardianship. We can discuss grandparents' rights and solutions that can work for your family.
  • Perhaps you and your child's other parent are unmarried, and you need help confirming paternity and all its legal implications.

Whatever the particulars, Mr. Crawford can advise you on how to resolve your child custody case as favorably as possible for you and the child or children involved.

Priorities of Family Law Courts

The court considers many factors in deciding a child custody case, including:

  • Parent-child relationship and contact history
  • Safety and welfare of the child
  • Parental health and finances
  • Parental residences

In order to have the best parenting time outcome for you and your child, it is important to have an attorney experienced in Texas custody laws to present your case in court. Call our team today to schedule a consultation about what to do next.

Begin planning your case today. Dial (903) 201-0883 now.

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