Sole Custody

"I want sole custody." This is perhaps one of the most uttered phrases by parents who are approaching a divorce or separation. However, decisions regarding child custody, visitation, possession and access will not be made based on what the parents want. They will be made according to Texas family law, which sets a standard of custody being based on what is in the best interest of the child.

In almost all cases, sole custody will not meet that standard. The default view is that it is in the best interest of the child to have both parents playing an active role in his or her life. Exceptions to that rule include situations where a parent is physically or emotionally abusive, incarcerated, or struggling with uncontrolled substance abuse.

At the Law Office of Mark M. Childress, we can help you determine whether sole custody is a possibility in your child custody case. If you are a parent who does not object to allowing your child's other parent to have sole custody, we can help you evaluate all of the consequences of this so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.

Primary Physical Custody

It has been our experience that many parents who use the term "sole custody" are really seeking primary physical custody. This is a much more realistic goal than sole custody in almost all cases. If you believe it is in your best interest to be the primary caregiver for your child while the other parent has visitation and access rights, we can help you explore your options.

Contact Our Firm

No matter the outcome of your custody case, you can expect us to treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. Contact us today to arrange an initial consultation. with a Fort Worth sole custody lawyer.