Texas Custody Disputes

Can’t we all just agree?

No.  And maybe  that’s a good thing.

Sometimes the stakes are too high for compromise in a Texas child custody case.   In those types of child custody cases, you  need an aggressive child custody attorney in your corner.   The family law attorneys at Hammerle Finley Law Firm may be able to help.

Texas child custody cases between parents  usually arise in three types of situations.  First, there are the unmarried parents who never formalized a family situation.  Second, there are the married parents divorcing.  And, finally, there are the modification cases – where  a  court order  already exists on child custody.  A good child custody attorney can help in all three situations.

You know your child  and the other parent, so you can evaluate the stakes.  Your child may have worsening behavioral problems.   The other parent may have a substance abuse problem,  a criminal record, or a pattern of violent or irrational or just plain stupid behavior. Perhaps you or the other parent want to move out of the county or out of the state.

In Collin and Denton County, child custody cases are determined by Judges who have general jurisdiction courts.  That means that those Judges hear all types of matters, not just family law matters.  In Tarrant and Dallas County, child custody cases are determined by Judges who have specific jurisdiction over family law cases.  Those counties also have magistrate judges who hear cases.

It’s important to choose an attorney who knows the local courts.  At Hammerle Finley Law Firm, our child custody attorneys have plenty of experience in North Texas courts.  In fact, Craig Fowler is a retired family law Dallas County District Judge who has a decade of practice in family law in Denton, Collin and Dallas Counties.

Child custody disputes in Texas aren’t easy, and should not be entered into lightly.

But sometimes the stakes are just too high for compromise.