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At Richard Hughes, we recognize parents' crucial role in their children's lives. We are committed to providing support that will help you maintain strong relationships with your children. We assist parents in every possible way that ensures that you can continue to positively influence your children's lives, regardless of the custody arrangements.

In East Texas, child custody cases are focused on finding the best possible outcome for the children involved. Deciding on a possession schedule that meets their needs can be challenging. However, seeking guidance from a skilled Child Custody Attorney in Tyler, TX, can increase the chances of a favorable resolution.

If You Are

  • Going through a divorce, and I want to ensure the custody arrangements are fair.
  • Currently divorced and require a reliable parenting plan for custody and visitation.
  • Not being fully respected in a child custody case, or if you think you are being mistreated.

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WHAT OUR CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY CAN DO FOR YOU

Richard Hughes is committed to supporting families and children throughout the delicate and emotional process of child custody cases.

With Richard managing your legal intricacies and practicalities, you can devote your attention to your family and attend to closure during this trying period.

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WHAT ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT?

When it comes to child custody, child support arrangements are common. If you require legal assistance with your child support case, Attorney Richard Hughes is here to help.

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SPEAK WITH A CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY IN TYER, TX

If you need assistance with your child custody case in Tyler, TX, or the surrounding East Texas areas, get in touch with the Office of Richard Hughes. Richard can provide you with an in-depth case evaluation and discuss your options for moving forward. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF CUSTODY IN TEXAS?

In Texas, there are two main types of custody: legal custody and physical custody.

Legal Custody: Legal custody refers to the right and responsibility to make major decisions for a child, such as their education, medical care, and religious upbringing. Legal custody can be either joint or sole.

  • Joint Legal Custody: Both parents share the right and responsibility to make major decisions for the child.
  • Sole Legal Custody: Only one parent has the right and responsibility to make major decisions for the child.

Physical Custody: Physical custody refers to the right and responsibility to provide a home for the child and make day-to-day decisions regarding their care. Physical custody can also be either joint or sole.

  • Joint Physical Custody: The child spends substantial time with both parents.
  • Sole Physical Custody: The child primarily resides with one parent, and the other parent typically has visitation rights.

In addition to legal and physical custody, Texas also recognizes the concept of "possession and access," which refers to the specific schedule for when each parent has physical custody of the child. The possession and access schedule can be either agreed upon by the parents or ordered by the court.

It's important to note that custody determinations in Texas are made based on the best interests of the child, taking into consideration factors such as the child's age, physical and emotional needs, relationship with each parent, and the ability of each parent to provide a stable and loving home environment.

How Does The Court Determine Who Gets Custody In Texas?

In Texas, the court determines custody based on the best interests of the child. The court considers many factors when making a custody determination, including:

  1. The child's age, sex, and current physical and emotional needs.
  2. The ability of each parent to provide for the child's physical, emotional, and developmental needs.
  3. The stability of each parent's home environment.
  4. The relationship between the child and each parent, including the willingness of each parent to facilitate and encourage a relationship between the child and the other parent.
  5. Each parent's involvement in the child's upbringing and decision-making.
  6. The child's preferences, if the child is of sufficient age and maturity to express a preference.
  7. Any history of domestic violence or abuse by either parent.
  8. The geographic proximity of the parent's homes.
  9. Any other relevant factor that affects the child's best interests.

The court may consider evidence and testimony from parents and other witnesses who can provide relevant information about the child's best interests. The court may also appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the child's interests.

´╗┐It's important to note that Texas law favors joint custody arrangements when it is in the best interests of the child. This means that the court will generally seek to ensure that both parents have frequent and continuing contact with the child unless there is evidence that this would not be in the child's best interests.

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CAN YOU HELP ME WITH CHILD SUPPORT, TOO?

When it comes to child custody, child support arrangements are usually involved. Attorney Richard Hughes can assist you with your child support case if you require legal representation. Discover more about child support in Tyler, Texas.

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SPEAK WITH A CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY IN TYER, TX

If you are struggling with child custody issues, including fighting for custody and visitation rights, you can count on Richard Hughes to assist you in navigating the process.

Contact our law firm to schedule a detailed case evaluation. With Richard's guidance, you can make informed decisions about how to proceed with your custody case.

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