When getting divorced or ending a domestic relationship where there are children involved, the discussion over child custody, or conservatorship, will follow. The start of a child custody dispute may call for the help of a Texas child custody lawyer. In that case, attorneys at the Law Office of Nancy H. Boler are available to assist those in the Houston area who are in the midst of a custody battle.
As the divorce rate in the United States continues to climb, so does the number of family law cases that courts are seeing. As the family law cases increase, more parents will be seen in the court rooms fighting for custody over their children. Although many parents don't want to share custody of their children, it was recently pointed out that in some states, such as Wisconsin, the courts feel that joint custody is the best arrangement.
A highly contested issue in custody cases across the nation is determining the ownership of pre-embryos that are frozen by the couple for later use. The issue can be heart-wrenching and difficult, and decisions by courts have varied widely.
As Texas parents who are going through a divorce may know, child custody is granted by the court and aims at providing what is best for the child. As time passes, parental circumstances may change. For instance, the custodial parent may not be able to take care of the child, or the noncustodial parent may find the visitation schedule difficult to meet. In such circumstances, one or both parents may wish to make changes to the original custody order. This may be done, but a new court order is needed.