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Marshall Davis Brown Jr: Creating a Custody Agreement in the State of Texas

Monday, September 30, 2013

Creating a Custody Agreement in the State of Texas

 Over the past few years, the state legislature of Texas has made hundreds of changes to the Texas Family Code. That's all the evidence you need to understand that divorce and child custody are not matters that the Texas government overlooks or neglects. The majority of the changes made to the Code pertain to parent-child relationship laws such as child support, custody, and visitation, so if you're trying to create your own custody agreement, there are some things you should know.

Every state does things differently, but in Texas, a collaborative approach is taken when it comes to reaching a family agreement. It's designed to encourage families to work together to reach an agreement rather than have one administered by the law. Should there be any disputes on a proposed agreement, they must file it legally and both parties are required to sign a certification to acknowledge it has been seen. They will then work alongside the court to resolve these disputes.

Like many states, Texas favors joint or shared custody over any other type of agreement. It's thought to be the best approach unless one parent can prove otherwise; this often means that one of the parents is unfit to provide a good home for the child or children. In a joint parenting agreement, a patterned schedule is agreed upon so that each parent gets equal time with the child or children. The goal is to ensure both parents have equal influence on the child's future.

The only way to win full custody in the state of Texas is to have ample evidence that the joint custody arrangement is not in the child's best interest. Whether it be because of past violent behavior, potential for domestic abuse, drug abuse by the other spouse, or any other reason, your argument must be proven.

If you need assistance with your Texas child custody agreement, call Marshall Davis Brown – he's got experience in the field and is out to get children the justice they deserve.


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