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How does a Texas judge decide which parent gets custody?

Your children are your world and you want to make sure that you will get custody when the time comes. No matter how badly you want time with your kids it will end up being the judge's decision. In any court the decision comes down to the best interest of the child. There are a lot of different factors that add up to the best interest of the child. The judge will ask some important questions to see if one or both parents are best for custody, known as conservatorship in Texas courts. Some of those questions are:

Child custody: What happens when a parent wants to move?

Relocating with a child can be challenging when parents live apart. It is generally necessary to hire an experienced attorney to move through the process as smoothly as possible. Reaching a decision that is best for all parties can take time. The more you know about Texas relocation laws and the more you work with the other parent and your attorney, the easier a potential change may be.

Answers to 5 common child custody questions

Whether you are divorcing or dealing with a non-spousal parent, determining parenting and custody arrangements is a sensitive matter. It's often complicated by underlying issues between you and the other parent. Most experienced family law attorneys will be sensitive to your situation, yet encourage communication and cooperation. Avoiding confrontation is one of the keys to building a strong custody case.

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