Whether you are going through your first child custody case or filing a new one, we can help. At the Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza, we provide knowledge, stability, and compassionate help for parents seeking a more desirable child custody arrangement.
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Child Custody Myths
There’s a lot of misinformation floating around out there about how child custody arrangements work. This can create unnecessary anxiety for parents, so we’re here to dispel the myths, starting with these:
- The Magic Age Myth: If your child is under 18, they are not given full decision-making power to choose where or with whom they will live. Many believe that once a child is 12 or older, they can choose one parent or the other, but, in the state of Texas, primary custody is still a judge’s decision. However, be advised that a judge may choose to privately interview a 12-year-old or teenage child about their preferences and relationships with both parents if it is relevant or necessary in your case.
- The Zero Sum Game Myth: Many parents go toe-to-toe in family court and fight to be the custodial parent. However, just because a child spends the majority of their time living with one parent does not mean the other parent is automatically relegated to the back-seat in terms of importance or influence in that child’s life. Child custody agreements exist in part to provide a parenting arrangement that fosters stability for the child while allowing them to spend a healthy amount of time with both parents, if possible.
- The Mom-Always-Wins Myth: If you are a father vying for custody of your child, fear not. Courts often name mothers as the primary/custodial parent, especially when young children are involved, but this doesn’t mean fathers cannot be given a fair chance to make their case and prove that they are fit to nurture and provide for their children after divorce.
In order to achieve a desirable outcome for you and your child, you are going to need a qualified, experienced family law attorney on your side. Get in touch with a Lubbock family lawyer as soon as possible in order to ensure your rights are protected throughout your child custody matter.
Compassionate, Knowledgeable Family Lawyer Serving Parents in Lubbock County
When it comes to child custody, many parents feel isolated and alone. Our team at the Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza can turn that around. We are motivated to serve people like you by providing peace of mind, trustworthy legal counsel, and meaningful legal support during this challenging time, and we know how to work toward a positive solution to your custody battle. Allow us to come alongside you and help you reach a child custody agreement that will preserve your ability to remain as active and involved as possible in your child’s life.
Call (806) 424-0900 today to speak to a Lubbock County family lawyer and request your free consultation.