JSBell Law - Los Angeles
In Texas, the rights of parents are usually resolved by the intervention of the Courts. Whether as part of a Divorce or Modification action or a Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship ("SAPCR"), each will tend to be highly contested as between the parents. The reason is simple. When both parents love their children and both parents want to secure their time with them, emotions can quickly overshadow the best interests of the children.
Texas Child Custody Laws
Regarding child custody, parents generally argue over two things: first, the amount of possession time for each parent; second, the amount of child support one parent will receive from the other. While the answer will change depending on the specific facts of each case, Texas courts use one overriding and uniform test to rule on the best outcome for each family.