It is the public policy of Texas that both parents have an active and continuing roll in their children’s lives. As such, Texas is a joint managing conservatorship state. One parent will have the right to determine the primary residence of the child while the other parent will have generous and frequent visitation with the child. Sole custody is provided for under Texas law. Although it is not favored by the court, it may be granted in very limited and specific situations.
Texas law provides for a standard visitation schedule. However, parents are free to alter and agree to other visitation provisions so long as the best interest of the children is protected.
At Hoppes & Cutrer, we understand how important your children are to you and will work with you to formulate a parenting plan that meets the needs of your family. We believe the best result is attained when parents put aside their differences and focus on the best interest of the children. Mediation and collaboration are extremely effective tools to help parents think “outside the box” and reach customized visitation provisions that best meet the needs of the children and the changing structure of the family. This also empowers you to have control over the outcome of your divorce rather than have a court impose its decision on you.
Sometimes parents and families need help working through the emotions and trauma of a divorce in order to resolve parenting issues. At Hoppes & Cutrer, we can guide you to resources such as counseling, parenting coordinators, and access facilitation to help you through the process.
If an agreement cannot be reached, Lisa Hoppes and Anita Cutrer are experienced trial attorneys who will use their skills to present your case in a contested trial to the court.