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The Court always considers what is in the best interests of the child. So, our task is to learn your goals for the child, and work to convince the court that your reasonable goals are in the child’s best interest.

Texas appoints conservators of a child or children, rather than awarding custody. For all practical purposes, the terms are synonymous, so please don’t let that unusual terminology trip you up

 

As in determining the child’s best interest, the Supreme Court of Texas has provided a “non-exhaustive” list of “factors” for the courts to consider. These factors include:

the desires of the child
the emotional and physical needs of the child now and in the future
the emotional and physical danger to the child now and in the future
the parental abilities of the individuals seeking custody
the programs available to assist these individuals to promote the best interest of the child
the plans for the child by these individuals or by the agency seeking custody
the stability of the home or proposed placement
the acts or omissions of the parent that may indicate that the existing parent-child relationship is not a proper one
any excuse for the acts or omissions of the parent
The Court will also seek to determine whether parents can encourage a positive relationship with the other parent and whether both parents were equally involved in parenting the child prior to the custody suit. The Court considers the physical location of both parents and their proximity. It will also allow a child over the age of twelve to state with which parent he or she wants to live. But, the Court will make the final determination after considering all of the evidence and arguments.

Because child conservator cases can be fraught with emotion, it’s important to feel that you have the right attorney. Please schedule a free 30 minute conversation with us today to learn our approaches to child custody and how we may be of service to you.

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Any and all aspects of my child custody case were handled expediently and professionally with David. The outcome of my case, even though dismissed, was as expected. Great attorney. Great service.

Greg

David Heiman handled my case for enforcement of child support. He had previously handled my divorce case. He did his homework. There were other factors in consideration at one of the Hearings where Mr. Heiman presented case law in order to get my case transferred to the court of jurisdiction. Mr. Heiman was empathetic and objective in working with me to realistically and properly address my concerns. He didn’t just tell me what I wanted to hear. He was able to look at the details of the case from both sides and he gave me great advice that ultimately produced favorable outcomes. The judges ruled in our favor EVERY TIME. Mr. Heiman is intelligent, impressive, compassionate and caring, and can bring out the humorous side of an unpleasant situation. Hire him! He will do no less than his very best to help you through it.

Heather

I can’t help but think I won the custody of my daughters because of the advice, help and support that David gave to me, from the first time I met him, right up to the time we won the custody case!!!” 

Cory

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