What You Need To Know About Child Custody

Few areas of the law create as much confusion as child custody. As a result, people often have unrealistic expectations about what will happen with child custody issues.

At The Law Office of J. Gregory Whitten P.L.L.C., we know where the potential pitfalls are with child custody, and we know how to approach these cases. To schedule an appointment with attorney Gregory Whitten, call 972-632-3662 or contact us online.

Skill And Experience With Child Custody Issues

With years of experience in handling divorces for clients in Collin County and throughout Northeast Texas, our firm is a trusted source for guidance and advocacy. Some of the issues that can arise in child custody cases involve:

  • Physical custody
  • Full (sole) custody
  • Legal custody
  • Joint custody
  • Parenting agreements
  • Visitation rights
  • Rights of parents

How A Child's Best Interests Are Determined

In Texas, judges determine custody based on what they believe will be in the best interests of the child. Judges can consider a long list of factors when deciding on what's in the child's best interests. These can include:

  • Age of the child
  • The child's wishes
  • Need for a stable home environment
  • Opportunity to interact with extended family
  • Health of the parents
  • Evidence of drug or alcohol abuse in a parent
  • Evidence of abuse of the child by a parent

Get Answers To Your Child Custody Questions

The Law Office of J. Gregory Whitten P.L.L.C. in Allen, Texas, is here to answer your questions and solve your legal issues regarding child custody. To schedule an appointment with a lawyer to discuss your case, call us at 972-632-3662 or contact us online.