Waco Child Custody Lawyers
Experienced Custody Help in Lorena, Waco & All of McLennan County
At Sutton Milam & Fanning, PLLC, we know that there is nothing more precious in your life than your children. When your time with your kids is at stake in a court proceeding, it can be a terrifying situation. Our Waco child custody lawyers will walk you through each step of the legal process with empathy and skill. By listening to you and thoroughly explaining the processes involved, we will help convert your fears into a prepared and polished legal strategy.
As seasoned litigators, we don't shy away from going to a jury to decide custody issues. Sometimes it's best to have these decisions made by other mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters. Either way, you will play an important role in your own case, and we will work hard to keep you well informed.
Discuss your custody rights with a knowledgeable professional – call (254) 237-5602 to arrange a consultation with one of our lawyers.
Building a Strong Custody Case
There are four important points to keep in mind during this period of great transition:
- First, remember that child custody and visitation decisions will always be made according to what the court deems is in the "best interest of the children." This, of course, is a great philosophy to guide you. As much unrest, uneasiness, and fear as you are feeling, count on that feeling being multiplied tenfold in the hearts and minds of your children.
- Second, be there for them at every turn. Pay attention to any changes in their behavior and stay on top of what those changes could represent. Remember, it is far easier for us to convince a judge or jury that spending time with you is in the children's best interest if you truly allow their best interest to guide your steps.
- Third, be careful about voluntarily relinquishing your time with your children. Opposing attorneys would love to point out that you chose to go to that concert, that trip, or that party instead of spending valuable time with your youngsters. When it's your time with them, make it about them. Everything else can wait until they are away spending time with the other parent.
- Third, avoid confrontation with the other parent. It helps nothing. It adds fuel to the other side's fire and it only hurts your kids, who are desperately needing safety and security.
Get Legal Advice Tailored to Your Unique Situation
For specific legal advice about your situation, come into our office for a consultation with a Waco child custody attorney. We want to hear about the specifics of your case. No two cases are the same, and we know that holds true for yours. Let us systematically review your parental rights and options with you.
Call us at (254) 237-5602. We help clients with custody issues in Waco, Lorena, and across McLennan County, Texas.