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Stephenville Child Custody Lawyer

Protecting Your Parental Rights

While going through a divorce is never an easy process, what makes it a hundred times more challenging is when children are involved. Here at the Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton, we acutely understand just how exhausting and traumatic these cases often are for both children and their parents. Emotions are already running high before both parties have to then decide how to best provide for their children’s interests. Sometimes your previous partner might stand in the way of your child’s needs, which is when you need our knowledgeable child custody lawyer in Stephenville to step in.

We can navigate intense situations to make sure your child’s well-being is the primary priority at all times, handling the case sensitively but powerfully to come to your family’s defense. For any of your custody concerns, trust our firm to provide reliable counsel.

Call us today at (888) 246-6869 so our compassionate family law attorney can give you the advice you need.

How Do I Decide Whether to Obtain Sole or Joint Custody?

Particularly if you and your former partner are not on the best of terms in the process of your divorce, it can be difficult to determine whether sole or joint custody is the better option. This is where it becomes essential to weigh the benefits and disadvantages of either case with your experienced child custody attorney.

According to family laws in Texas, the general assumption is that both parties involved become known as “joint managing conservators.” This would mean both parents equally take responsibility not only in caring for a child’s physical, mental, and emotional needs, but both would decide together on key decisions regarding a child’s moral, social, and cultural upbringing.

In certain circumstances, however, there may be issues that come to light which prove that it would be inappropriate for one of the parties to be a conservator – for example, if there is any background of domestic violence, alcohol abuse, or drug usage which negatively affect the child. These scenarios would mean that one of the parents would take the role of the sole managing conservator in caring for the child’s primary needs.

Roles of Both Parents After Custody

Even if one parent becomes the sole managing conservator and another parent is titled the possessory conservator, this does not mean that the latter can shirk caring for the child’s needs.

Both parents have the responsibility to protect and safeguard the best interests of their child, and this means they should contribute financially as well as with time spent with the child.

Just a few of the child’s needs which both parents should be contributing toward include:

  • Safe, reliable housing and shelter
  • Nutritious food and clean water
  • Clothing
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Education
  • Moral, social, and cultural development
  • Anything else that would promote a child’s well-being and general happiness

Dedicated, Powerful Advocacy

For any further specifics of your case and detailed allocation of duties and rights, do not hesitate to make an appointment with your experienced and empathetic child custody attorney in Stephenville. We serve clients throughout Erath, Parker, Tarrant, Hood, Comanche, Hamilton, Bosque, Palo Pinto, Johnson, Somervell, Eastland, Brown Counties, and Tarleton State University.

Contact us now at (888) 246-6869 so the Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton can stand by your side in the most challenging of times.

Commonly Asked Questions

What Factors Determine the Best Interest of a Child in a Custody Case in Stephenville?

In Stephenville, as in the rest of Texas, the best interest of the child in a custody case is determined by several factors, including the child's physical, mental, and emotional needs, the stability of each parent's home environment, each parent's ability to provide for the child's needs, and the level of each parent's involvement in the child's life. The court may also consider the child's own wishes, depending on their age and maturity. Our firm can help you understand how these factors apply to your situation and advocate for your child's best interests.

Why Should I Choose Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton for My Child Custody Case in Stephenville?

Choosing Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton for your child custody case in Stephenville means you'll have a dedicated team that understands the complexities of family law and the emotional challenges you face. Our firm is committed to providing compassionate, powerful advocacy to protect your parental rights and your child's well-being. With our experience in family law and our commitment to personalized counsel, we are well-equipped to navigate your custody concerns and defend your family's interests. Furthermore, we offer free consultations and can assist clients who need Spanish-speaking representation.

What Makes Us Different?

We Provide Unmatched Value to Our Cl
  • Skilled Advocacy

    Brady L. Pendleton has the ability to handle any legal matters you are facing.

  • Se Habla Español

    We can assist clients who are in need of Spanish-speaking representation.

  • Free Consultation

    We provide a free initial consultation to review your case.

  • Client-Focused

    Values client relationships and is there for you every step of the way.

  • Accessible to Clients

    We strive to provide quick responses and availability in your time of need.

  • Proven Results

    Attorney Brady L. Pendleton has successfully handled thousands of cases.

Brady L. Pendleton

Named the Tarleton Distinguished Young Alumni, Director of Texas Young Lawyers Association & SuperLawyer for two consecutive years.

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