Last week, this blog noted the importance of keeping a parenting plan centered on the needs of the child. However, in some child custody situations, parents may wonder if it is possible to create a secure and agreeable parenting plan. A parenting plan is one way parents going through a divorce can ensure their children will have the best care and treatment from both parents regardless of the … [Read more...]
How does the best interests of the child impact child custody?
Child custody issues impact many families, but many parents may not understand how Texas courts make child custody decisions. Courts may evaluate each parent’s capacity to care for the child under the circumstances, but the focus of their decision isn’t on the parents so much as on the child. In general, child custody decisions are based on a legal standard known as “the best interests … [Read more...]