Spouses who are going through divorce and have shared children together, may eventually have to talk about child custody matters. This topic can become heated very quickly, especially if the parents do not agree on where the children are to go after the divorce is finalized. One parent may want to move away with the children, while the other believes the children should not have to go through a move at all. Here in the article to follow, we have talked further about battling child custody with a child custody lawyer Collin County, TX relies on?at the Scroggins Law Group in the midst of divorce.
The Types of Child Custody
The process behind deciding which parent gets custody can be very complicated. If the parents are not able to decide upon a child custody agreement together or through mediation, then the family court system may have the final say. There are four kinds of child custody a parent may be awarded:
Violation of Visitation Rights
If the custodial parent fears harm from the other parent, he or she may be able to refuse a scheduled visit. Those who feel threatened by their former spouse, may want to notify law enforcement and talk to their attorney about what to do next. If the non-custodial parent violates his or her visitation rights, there can be very serious repercussions. If the violations to not cease, the non-custodial parent may face contempt of court.
Child Custody Considerations
If the soon to be former spouses cannot agree on the terms of child custody, a judge in family court may have to settle the dispute instead. When judges have to make decisions about custody and visitation, they usually take into consideration what would be in the best interest of the children. Some key factors of these decisions are listed here:
*Mark L. Scroggins is *board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Unless otherwise noted, other attorneys are not *board-certified.
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