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Skilled Child Custody Attorneys in Fort Bend County, TX

Divorce is never an easy thing to endure, but it can be especially complicated when children are involved. Texas Family Law does not lean toward a specific gender or any other factor when dealing with child custody matters. Children are the innocent parties in any divorce, subject to forces and circumstances over which they have no control. The Law Firm of Carolyn McDaniel & Rick Forlano will work with you to seek the most equitable arrangements that are in the child/children’s best interests.

Child custody is much more than determining where the children will live. It involves constructing a workable child development and parenting plan that gives the children the best possible life with the least amount of stress and unnecessary impact. It also seeks to allow both parents the best opportunity to maintain a loving and healthy relationship with the children.

Carolyn McDaniel and Rick Forlano are compassionate and knowledgeable family law attorneys in Fort Bend County, TX who work with divorcing spouses to provide the best possible child custody arrangements. We want what is best for every member of your family, and we know how to work with a variety of factors and circumstances to bring about the best possible solution.

Child Custody Law in Texas

When determining child custody decisions, the Texas family courts will take numerous important factors into consideration. Among these are:

  • The age of the child/children and their ability to choose for themselves
  • The needs and desires of the child/children where appropriate
  • The parents’ ability to cooperate in matters that affect the child/children
  • The interactions of the child/children with parents and siblings
  • Family history, including any instances of domestic violence
  • The safety of the child/children
  • The stability of the home environment
  • The quality and continuity of the child/children’s education
  • The health of both parents
  • The extent and quality of the parental time spent with the child/children
  • The parents’ employment/career status

These and other related factors will bear on the court’s decision regarding designating a custodial parent, establishing visitation arrangements, child and spousal support arrangements and any other related matters. The Law Firm of Carolyn McDaniel & Rick Forlano can provide legal advice and representation throughout this process and even beyond, if other factors affect the court’s arrangements.

Successfully Navigating Texas Family Law Matters

Richmond, TX family law attorneys Carolyn McDaniel and Rick Forlano are always sure to point out that divorces involving children are the widest entry point into the Texas family law system. From now on, a substantial portion of your lives will be governed and monitored by the courts. Custodial, visitation and support arrangements must be followed to the letter in order to avoid trouble with the court.

Texas law is not forgiving when dealing with matters of child and spousal support agreements. At times, these agreements may require modification, such as when a spouse loses a job or becomes seriously ill. This is where an ongoing relationship with The Law Firm of Carolyn McDaniel & Rick Forlano is a serious asset. We can craft appropriate applications for support adjustments when needed and file them with the court. We can also handle any negotiations that are necessary when other issues arise that affect your family.

It is in everyone’s best interests to abide by divorce-related agreements and to work together as smoothly as possible to maintain the family relationships. Life goes on after divorce, for everyone. That life can be happy and fulfilling with the proper legal guidance and representation. Give us a call at our Richmond, TX office or send a message online when you need divorce, child custody or other family law assistance.

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