Establishing Sensible Child Custody And Visitation Arrangements

For parents who are divorcing, one of the biggest, if not the biggest concern, is how the divorce will impact their children. Creating fair, workable child custody and visitation arrangements will go a long way toward helping you maintain a strong relationship with your children. It is important to retain a lawyer who understands how to navigate these often complex situations.

At The Law Offices of Allan R. Manka, P.C., we provide the highest levels of representation in child custody matters. Our attorney, Allan R. Manka, has practiced law since 1973, and has spent most of his career handling family law matters. His experience and insight have helped parents and children move forward from challenging situations on favorable terms.

Protecting Your Rights And Preserving What You Value Most

There are two parts to child custody. There is each parent's right to make decisions about the child's upbringing. This is known as conservatorship under Texas law. Many times, it is sensible for both parents to share in decision-making responsibility. This is known as a joint managing conservatorship, or joint custody. Of course, there may be situations where it is in the child's best interests for one parent to make all the decisions.

Child custody also involves where the child will spend his or her time. This is known as possession and access. One parent will have custody, while the other will have visitation. Typically, courts give parents possession and access under what is known as a standard schedule. Of course, if parents want to deviate from this schedule, they may be able to, as long as it is in the child's best interests.

All child custody and visitation issues will be written down in a parenting plan. The parenting plan will list all of your rights and responsibilities going forward.

We understand that everyone's family dynamics are unique, and will work with you to learn more about your situation. We will then work tirelessly to help you to achieve the best possible outcome under the circumstances.

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Call 210-465-1482 or complete our online contact form to get in touch with us. While based in San Antonio, we represent clients across Bexar County and beyond.