Frisco, Texas, Custody Rights Attorney
Nothing is more important to parents than their children. If your parental rights are at stake due to a divorce or other family law matter, it is critical that you retain an experienced family law attorney who will carefully advise you of your rights and work diligently to provide the vigorous representation you need.
For help in Frisco, Texas, or the surrounding areas, I encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Sharon Merrick. At my office, I represent men and women in a wide range of family law matters that affect their custody and visitation rights, including:
- Custody modifications
- Visitation modifications
- Parental relocation disputes
- Paternity proceedings
Frisco Child Custody Attorney
I often use the term "custody" on this site because that is the term that most of my clients know when they first contact my office. Technically, the Texas Family Code does not use the term custody. Rather, the term utilized is conservatorship.
In Texas, the legislature and courts recognize that it is critically important for children to maintain a close relationship with both parents after a divorce. Except in cases involving special circumstances (e.g., domestic violence, chemical dependency or child abuse), the Texas Family Code favors that both parents have joint custody (conservatorship) of minor children.
Joint custody, however, does not necessarily mean an equal 50/50 visitation schedule (referred to as a possession schedule in Texas). The standard possession schedule calls for one parent to have the children the majority of the time, with the other parent having ample visitation time with the minor children that fosters a close parent-child relationship.
The standard possession schedule is just a starting point. I work closely with my clients to develop parenting plans that work for all parties involved, when possible. Should negotiation and mediation fail to achieve a resolution of a custody or visitation matter, I am a skilled litigator and I will aggressively defend my clients' parental rights in the courtroom.
Free Attorney Consultation
If you need to speak with a Frisco child custody lawyer, I am pleased to offer a free consultation. For assistance, call 972-591-2323 or contact me by e-mail.