If you've got children and you're anticipating going through a divorce, then they need to be the top priority. Today, about half of all children in the United States experience their parents' divorce, and half of them go on to witness their parents' second divorce. During a time of such upheaval, you'll need my help to walk you through the process to ensure you and I do everything we can to make the transition for your children as smooth as possible.
First of all, some of the basics of divorce can be categorized into three types:
Whatever the case may be, rest assured I'll be there to help you and your family figure this out.
In our great state of Texas, as in many other states, courts must take into account the child's wishes (after the child is a certain age) when making custody arrangements, especially if the parents haven't filed a parenting plan (a custody and/or visitation schedule). Among the items courts consider are:
Currently, any adult can adopt a child in Texas, as long as the child provides consent if he or she is over the age of 12. Recently, lawmakers have attempted to pass legislation that would allow private adoption agencies to disallow LGBT couples to adopt children, but these motions have not passed judicial review.
In the case of parental rights termination in Texas, courts examine the fitness of parents to care for their child. If it's proven the child endures abuse, neglect, I can initiate the case to terminate parental rights, sign and file the paperwork, and serve the other parent before you attend a necessary hearing to finalize the motion.
It’s important to me to make sure your children get the most wholesome outcome during divorce or child custody proceedings simply because they are innocent and should know nothing is their fault in this case. When it comes to figuring out what’s best for them, including cases of adoption and parental rights termination, seek out my help today. Schedule your consultation now.