Looking Out For The Rights Of Fathers And Grandparents
Under the laws in Texas, mothers and fathers have equal standing as parents. And, in awarding custody, the courts no longer grant preference based solely on gender. Each and every case is unique in determining who will be selected as the primary conservator of the child. There are a variety of factors for the court to consider in establishing custody, always focusing on what is in the child’s best interest. The court looks to the past parenting skills and behaviors as well as the parents’ abilities to provide for the emotional and physical needs of the child. While a father’s parenting skill set is probably different from a mother’s, it does not mean it is inferior. If you are a father involved in a legal proceeding over custody of your child, the attorneys at Travers & Travers have the experience to guide you and present your case for custody.
Even under the best of circumstances, determining child custody in Texas can be complicated. And, when the situation involves grandparents, the issues are even more complex. Nevertheless, under certain circumstances, the court will determine that it is in the child’s best interest that custody be granted to a grandparent.
Grandparents who are concerned about the well-being of a grandchild have certain legal options in order to seek custody. The attorneys at Travers & Travers have the experience to assist you in asserting your rights as a grandparent.