Child Custody

| Jul 15, 2010 | Divorce |

The law in Texas is primarily focused on what is in the best interest of the child in Child Custody  disputes.  The legislative intent in the Family Code is to provide a safe environment in which the child can be raised, to maintain healthy contact with both parents so that they both can play an active role in the child’s upbringing, and to make sure that the contact with the child is not contingent only upon the payment of child support.

If an agreement can be arrived at between the parents that is fair and equitable, then that is the preference of the courts.  However, if the parents battle then it will be up to the court to determine what is in the best interest of the child in a child custody dispute.