Family law issues are often traumatic for everyone involved, but the Bigham Law Firm is here to help you deal with these issues effectively. Whether you are involved in a divorce, a child custody battle or some other type of issue, we will put our knowledge and experience to work to help you maximize your chances of a good outcome.
Understanding Family Law Cases
The practice area of family law encompasses several different common legal issues facing couples and families. These issues include:
- Divorce – Divorce cases arise when two spouses no longer want to be married. The divorce process allows you to end your marriage legally so you can move on with your life.
- Child Custody – If you and your child’s other parent don’t live in the same house, a formal child custody agreement is necessary. This agreement ensures that your child has a stable environment and is able to spend time with both parents.
- Child Support – Child support payments are often required when a child’s parents don’t live together. In most cases, the noncustodial parent makes payments to the custodial parent.
Hiring a Child Custody Attorney
The Bigham Law Firm focuses much of its practice on child custody cases. In the state of Texas, child custody is known as “conservatorship.” Texas offers two different types of conservatorships: joint managing conservatorships and sole managing conservatorships. In a sole managing conservatorship, only one parent has the legal right to make important decisions on behalf of the child. In a joint managing conservatorship, both parents have the right to share in the decision-making process. Texas courts will also establish a visitation schedule in custody cases that determines when each parent will spend time with the child.
When you are involved in one of these cases, hiring an experienced child custody attorney on your side is essential to make sure that your rights are protected and that all agreements are made in the best interests of your child. Here at the Bigham Law Firm, we understand how stressful these cases can be, and we are here to help you resolve the case as quickly as possible. Please contact our office today to learn more.