You do not have to earn a lot of money to gain custody and provide a good life for your children. One of the ways that Texas courts balance financial burdens is by assigning child support payments. These payment schedules could allow you, as a lower earner than your spouse, to provide the same level of care as you would if you were still married.
At the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we do our best to show that our clients deserve the custody arrangements they want. Here is a brief discussion of part of that process.
Our first step in a normal situation would probably be to approach your spouse with a proposal for a custody agreement. Reaching an individual agreement which a judge could eventually sign into a court order would likely be the most efficient use of resources. Since it is in the best interests of everyone involved, we do our best to communicate the benefits avoiding further action.
If such an agreement were impossible, or if your spouse seemed determined to pursue one-sided custody terms, we could then prepare for a more formal process in the form of mediation. If mediation were not fruitful, that would mean that you would probably have to appear in court to have a chance of securing your goals. An extended investigation could be necessary at this point to support your position.
It is worth noting that you could have a chance to make changes later on. In the event that you and your former spouse reconciled after getting judge-issued terms, you could potentially both agree to new rules and modify your custody order. Please read more on our main website.