Child Custody Lawyer Serving Fort Worth, Arlington, & Tarrant County
Let’s Walk Through Your Child Custody Concerns Together
Are you a parent facing a divorce or another child custody matter? If so, you probably have serious concerns about your future with your children. You may be worried about losing the precious time you have with your children while they are still young, or you may be concerned that the other parent is unfit.
I am a child custody attorney, located in Tarrant County, serving clients throughout the DFW Metroplex, including the communities of Fort Worth and Arlington. I understands what you are going through and can offer you compassionate and effective legal assistance. While I recognize the sensitive nature of child custody and visitation matters, I am also a lawyer ready to take the aggressive approach that may be necessary in order to reach the best possible outcome for you and your family.
More than anything else, I fight for the best interests of the children in child custody and visitation cases.
I would be happy to meet with you to discuss what is in your and your children’s best interests, and the goals you have for the next chapter of your life. To schedule a consultation with a Fort Worth child custody lawyer, call me today at 817-381-9905 or visit my child custody FAQs for additional information.
Types Of Child Custody And Visitation Arrangements
There is no one-size-fits-all parenting plan, which is a good thing. Parents have the opportunity to shape a parenting plan agreement that will work best for their family. These agreements may be reached during the divorce process, or a judge may be needed to make a final order.
Child custody usually involves the physical custody and legal custody of the child. Physical custody establishes where the child lives, while legal custody establishes who is entitled to make decisions regarding important issues such as the child’s education, health care, religion and more.
Generally, one parent is awarded physical custody of the child and the other parent is awarded visitation time. However, in recent years, it is becoming more common for both parents to share physical custody. Typically, parents share legal custody, which means both parents have a say in the important child-rearing decisions.
It’s important to find the best custody and visitation arrangement for your situation and your children’s needs. As your Fort Worth child custody lawyer, I can help you set your goals and then determine the best legal strategy to meet those goals.
With more than 15 years of experience, I can handle everything from the most straightforward child custody cases to interstate custody cases. I also represent unmarried parents in paternity actions and related child custody matters.
Can Child Custody And Visitation Orders Be Changed?
It is possible for child custody and visitation agreements to be modified because of significant life changes. For example, a modification may be necessary because of a move, a new marriage, a new job or an illness. All child custody modifications must be approved by the court, and the Law Office of Zoe Meigs, P.C., can help you explain to the judge why or why not the modifications should be allowed.
Child Support Orders In Texas
Child support orders usually go hand-in-hand with child custody orders in Texas. Child support is important as it directly affects your child and the care that he or she will receive.
Child support obligations are determined by the Texas Child Support Guideline Formula, which takes factors into account such as the income of both parents, the number of children who need support and any special needs that the children have. In some cases, though, a deviation from the guidelines is necessary.
Child support can be a very contentious issue. While most parents want their children to be adequately supported, few are willing to take on an unfair burden when it comes to providing. I assist parents on both sides of the issue, and can help you make sure that a fair child support order goes into effect in your case.
Are You Or Your Spouse In The Military?
I also represent military personnel and their spouses in family law matters. I provide skilled guidance as we work through the unique child custody and visitation issues that affect military families.
Contact A Custody Lawyer You Can Trust
My office is located on the eastern edge of downtown Fort Worth. Parking is complimentary and credit cards are accepted. I serve clients throughout the DFW Metroplex and Tarrant County, including Fort Worth & Arlington. Call me at 817-381-9905 to arrange a consultation with a Fort Worth custody attorney to discuss your options and future.