Dallas Child Custody Attorneys

Focused, Proven Advocates for You and Your Child

When a child is involved in a divorce, that child's needs must be a top priority. This is the rule that the courts follow. Unfortunately, the courts have limited time to get to know each situation and each family.

At the law firm of Palmer & Manuel in Dallas, we prepare and present divorce cases to explain to the courts what outcomes are in the best interests of the child and why. Because we have decades of experience handling custody and visitation cases throughout Texas, you can be confident in our lawyers' ability to serve as effective advocates for you and your child.

The Various Types of Child Custody in Texas

Under Texas law, family courts may award custody in the following manners:

  • Joint Managing Conservatorship (joint legal custody): Where both parents have the authority to make important decisions regarding the child's upbringing (i.e. medical, religion, education), and parents may be required to cooperate in making joint decisions. This is the arrangement presumed to be in the child's best interests under Texas law.
  • Sole Managing Conservatorship (sole legal custody): Where one parent has sole decision-making authority over the child's upbringing. This arrangement may be appropriate when a parent may pose an emotional or physical danger to the child.
  • Possessory Conservatorship (physical possession): When appointing managing conservators, the court typically also enters a possession order that details the times the child will spend with each parent or with other conservators identified by the court.

Our knowledgeable family law attorneys are committed to helping you structure a parenting plan that makes the most sense for you and your child — and our practice is balanced in the protection of both mothers' and fathers' rights. We will take the actions necessary to see that plan put into place. In addition to divorce negotiations and litigation, we assist clients with issues involving:

Learn More About Our Commitment to Providing Custody and Visitation Solutions

Call us at 214-242-6444 or contact us online. Our family law attorneys offer convenient office hours, flexible appointment times and reasonable fees. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.