Securing Your Family’s Future
Remember, when it comes to family law matters, having the right attorney by your side can make all the difference. Trusted since 1988, League City child custody lawyer Rob Musemeche is your steadfast advocate in the courtroom and beyond.
When parents can no longer co-parent together, or even effectively communicate at all, emotion and/or fear can run high. This is especially true if there are concerns of parental unfitness, domestic violence or substance abuse. Whatever the reason brought the parents to court, ultimately, the pivotal issues and questions for the parents are these:
- Where will the child live?
- What will be the visitation schedule of the non-custodial parent?
- Where will the child spend the holidays, summer vacation, etc.?
- How will the parents make decisions about the child’s religious upbringing, education, and extracurricular activities?
In League City, Rob Musemeche is a board-certified child custody attorney, dedicated to securing your family’s future. As a father himself, League City child custody lawyer Rob Musemeche is your steadfast advocate in the courtroom and beyond. Here are some of the important areas of the custody law you need to know and the terms that are commonly used (and just as often misunderstood).
In Texas, joint custody and sole custody are terms commonly used to describe the allocation of legal rights and duties with regard to important decisions for your child. Here are the key differences between the two:
Joint Custody: Joint custody, also known as joint managing conservatorship in Texas, means that both parents share the rights and responsibilities for making important decisions regarding the child’s upbringing, such as education, healthcare, and religious upbringing. It emphasizes the importance of both parents being actively involved in the child’s life. In joint custody, the child typically spends significant time with both parents, as determined by a parenting plan or custody arrangement.
Sole Custody: Sole custody, also known as sole managing conservatorship in Texas, grants one parent the exclusive right to make major decisions regarding the child’s upbringing. The other parent may still have visitation rights or access to the child, but they may have limited decision-making authority. Sole custody is typically awarded if the court determines that it is in the best interests of the child due to factors such as parental unfitness, domestic violence, or substance abuse issues.
It’s important to note that in Texas, the term “custody” has been replaced with the concept of “conservatorship,” which focuses on the rights and duties of parents rather than ownership of the child. The court’s primary consideration in determining custody or conservatorship is the best interests of the child, taking into account factors such as the child’s emotional and physical well-being, the ability of each parent to provide a stable and supportive environment, and any history of domestic violence or substance abuse.
Ultimately, the specific custody arrangement, whether joint or sole, will depend on the unique circumstances of each case and what the court determines to be in the best interests of the child. It is advisable to consult with a League City child custody lawyer like Rob Musemeche for guidance specific to your situation.
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The Musemeche Law Firm is in Webster, Texas, in the Clear Lake (League City) area between Houston and Galveston. To schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney Rob Musemeche and our team, call (281) 475-4145. Our friendly staff is available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you take the first step towards a resolution. You can also reach us by filling out the quick and easy contact form located from the CONTACT US drop down tab, and also found throughout the website. We look forward to hearing from you, and having the chance to provide you with the trusted legal representation you need.
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