Richmond Child Custody Lawyer
Resolving Disputes with Care & Compassion in Texas
Determining child custody is one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce where children are involved. Disputes over who will get custody can be emotionally charged and difficult to resolve without the help of a skilled lawyer. Fort Bend County child custody attorney Jamie Zand has over 10 years of experience helping Texans find favorable resolutions to child custody matters. At Jamie Jordan Zand, PLLC, we understand the hardship you are facing – we can stand by your side, fighting for you and your child’s best interests.
Contact us online or call (832) 463-4933 to get started on your case with a free initial consultation.
Types of Custody
There are two types of custody a parent can be granted: Physical and legal.
This is when a parent has the responsibility to make important life decisions on behalf of the child. Decisions such as education, medical, religious activities, extracurricular activities fall under the realm of legal custody.
On the other hand, physical custody refers to who the child or children will live with.
Custody can either be shared by the two parents or held solely by one, otherwise known as joint custody and sole custody. If one parent has sole physical custody, then the other parent will often be granted visitation rights.
Child custody may be awarded:
- Through a custody proceeding
- During filings for divorce or legal separation
- In paternity or domestic abuse actions
- When the child lives with a third party such as a grandparent or legal guardian
Regardless of your situation, our Fort Bend County child custody attorney can assess your situation and determine the best strategy moving forward. Our priority is to find a solution that protects your rights and ensures a safe, loving environment for your children. Whether we can come to this solution through negotiations outside of the courtroom or have to bring your case to a family law court, we are prepared to stick by your side from start to finish.
Child Custody Modifications
Should you or your child’s situation or needs change in some capacity, it may be possible to amend your existing child custody agreement. Though you and your partner can come to an agreement outside of court, you will need court approval to put any changes into place.
You may be granted a modification if:
- One parent’s income changes (such as job loss or a promotion)
- One parent needs to relocate
- The child’s health or education needs dictate a need for custody changes
In some cases, third-party custody may be granted. Third-party custody could be held by a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or some other person who is committed to protecting the health and future of the child. If you are seeking custody of a grandchild or any minor who is not your own child, Jamie Jordan Zand, PLLC can help.
We look forward to helping you resolve your child custody dispute. Contact us at (832) 463-4933 today to request a free consultation.