What Will Happen To My Children After The Divorce?
Without a doubt, the biggest concern in your divorce is your children. They are the first things you think about when you wake up and the last things in your mind when you go to sleep. No matter what else happens in your divorce, you want to protect them as much as possible.
We want to help you protect them, too. At Vela & Del Fierro, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, we work with families throughout Texas to reach favorable solutions to child support and custody issues. We can help you understand the court process, create a parenting schedule and handle the legal details. That way, you can focus fully on your children.
How Does Texas Determine Custody?
When issuing a decision regarding custody and visitation, the state always considers the best interests of the child. In Texas, family courts presume that a joint custody arrangement between parents is in the best interests of the child. Whenever possible, the court will give joint physical and legal custody to each parent.
Vela & Del Fierro, PLLC, Attorneys at Law can help you work with your child’s parent to come up with a parenting schedule that is in the best interests of your child and suits both of your needs. This way, you can both have input over custody and visitation without having to go to court.
What Factors Can Affect Child Support?
As with custody, Texas courts consider the child’s best interests when determining child support. The judge will consider several factors, such as:
- Each parent’s income
- Each spouse’s contribution to the marriage
- The medical, educational and other needs of the child
- The custody arrangement
- Each parent’s tax obligations and debts
One way to have more control over your child support arrangement is to work collaboratively with your spouse. By using collaborative divorce or mediation, you can determine a mutually satisfactory amount of child support and not put your finances in a judge’s hands.
Schedule A Consultation About Custody And Support
Vela & Del Fierro, PLLC, Attorneys at Law is here in Austin to assist you throughout your case. You can schedule a consultation with our board-certified family law attorney, Nikki Hudman. Call 210-617-3925 or send us an email to schedule today.