The Challenges Of Custody

Texas courts and parents all want the best possible outcome for their minor children and to reduce the effects a family break-up will have upon those children. Child custody involves many commitments, including emotional and financial support.

One of the hardest things for parents to endure during a divorce or separation is making decisions about child custody. At Harris Cook, LLP, our board-certified family law attorney* has worked with many parents on important custody matters of all kinds.

Helping You Make Tough Decisions

At Harris Cook, LLP, our lawyers can help you make decisions that are in the best interests of your children, while protecting your own rights. Our family law attorneys have extensive experience with child custody, child support, visitation, parent and grandparent rights — all issues of great importance.

Our firm also offers excellent advice and legal representation to people who are interested in adoption, relocation or other modification of prior custody agreements and orders. We understand the strong emotions that are normal during a custody case. Our attorneys are skilled at handling informal settlement negotiations, mediating cases and providing collaborative law services in order to reduce conflict and increase privacy, but we also offer skilled representation for those who require a skilled, knowledgeable litigator at court appearances.

Setting The Children Up To Win

The main goal of custody arrangements is to provide the best possible parenting and home environment for children of a divorced or separated couple. Initial arrangements can also be modified later, as circumstances change. We have extensive experience working with families to reach positive parenting plans. We believe that children need strong family ties, even when their parents can no longer live together. If there is any domestic violence in a situation, we work carefully with custodial parents to reach results that are tailored to the best interests of the minor children.

Divorce, separation and the breakup of a family unit will have a lifetime effect upon minor children of any age. It is essential that parents work together to create child custody agreements and comprehensive parenting plans that benefit the children they both love and care about. We work closely with our clients to make that dream a reality.

Talk To Us About Your Concerns

Contact Harris Cook, LLP, in Arlington, Mansfield or Flower Mound, Texas, today for answers to your questions about divorce and child custody matters.

*Managing partner David L. Cook is board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.