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What visitation rights are you entitled to?

Emotions between divorcing couples in San Antonio can often run high. This can get in the way of them making equitable decisions regarding important topics such as child custody and visitation rights. If you are currently going through this process and are worried about your potential visitation schedule, you should know that the court often takes the lead in handling this matter.

What visitation rights are you entitled to?

Emotions between divorcing couples in San Antonio can often run high. This can get in the way of them making equitable decisions regarding important topics such as child custody and visitation rights. If you are currently going through this process and are worried about your potential visitation schedule, you should know that the court often takes the lead in handling this matter.

The Best Interest of the Child standard in Texas

In many divorce cases in San Antonio, men may enter the child custody stage of their proceedings thinking that they have little to no shot of being awarded custody of their kids. Statistics seems to back up this assumption. According to DivorcePeers.com, mothers are awarded sole custody in an average of 72 percent of cases nationally.

The Best Interest of the Child standard in Texas

In many divorce cases in San Antonio, men may enter the child custody stage of their proceedings thinking that they have little to no shot of being awarded custody of their kids. Statistics seems to back up this assumption. According to DivorcePeers.com, mothers are awarded sole custody in an average of 72 percent of cases nationally.

What authority does a mediator have?

In the cases of most divorcing couples in San Antonio, even those intent on resolving all of their issues during mediation will often come to an impasse over the custody of their kids. This raises the question of what authority does a mediator have in resolving such disputes. You may view a mediator like you would a judge, but both roles are very different. A mediation hearing is not the same as an actual trial hearing, and thus, the same rules and restrictions of the court do not apply. The same can be said for the powers granted to the mediator. 

What authority does a mediator have?

In the cases of most divorcing couples in San Antonio, even those intent on resolving all of their issues during mediation will often come to an impasse over the custody of their kids. This raises the question of what authority does a mediator have in resolving such disputes. You may view a mediator like you would a judge, but both roles are very different. A mediation hearing is not the same as an actual trial hearing, and thus, the same rules and restrictions of the court do not apply. The same can be said for the powers granted to the mediator. 

Petitioning for the enforcement of a custody agreement

It's not all the uncommon for us here at the law office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. to work with couples embroiled in bitter child custody disputes. For those parties involved who feel as though their outcomes were unfavorable, the disappointment of their rulings combined with the heightened emotions of the moment could prompt them to not follow the agreement set forth by the court. In some cases, they may even try to take the children and flee. For parents concerned about the enforcement of their child custody agreements, there are steps that can be taken to have the courts intercede in such a matter. We'll outline those steps here.

Petitioning for the enforcement of a custody agreement

It's not all the uncommon for us here at the law office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. to work with couples embroiled in bitter child custody disputes. For those parties involved who feel as though their outcomes were unfavorable, the disappointment of their rulings combined with the heightened emotions of the moment could prompt them to not follow the agreement set forth by the court. In some cases, they may even try to take the children and flee. For parents concerned about the enforcement of their child custody agreements, there are steps that can be taken to have the courts intercede in such a matter. We'll outline those steps here.

Proposed Texas bill would allow 50-50 custody

A huge number of Texas family law guidelines are explicitly designed to account for the best interests of children involved in divorce and other disputes. Many people have and continue to argue, however, that some child custody and visitation policies favor one parent over the other. For instance, it is standard practice in many cases to assign primary custody to the mother of the child in question. It is for that reason that some parents are speaking up in support of new family law legislation that is currently being considered in the state.

Proposed Texas bill would allow 50-50 custody

A huge number of Texas family law guidelines are explicitly designed to account for the best interests of children involved in divorce and other disputes. Many people have and continue to argue, however, that some child custody and visitation policies favor one parent over the other. For instance, it is standard practice in many cases to assign primary custody to the mother of the child in question. It is for that reason that some parents are speaking up in support of new family law legislation that is currently being considered in the state.