Whether you are in the early stages or months into a custody battle, you are undoubtedly frustrated and looking for answers to resolve the matter in your favor as efficiently as possible. No matter where you are in the fight, our lawyers at Gardner & Smith, PLLC, are here to help bring you and your child together. We understand the fine details that go into custody arrangements and what courts look for to make decisions. With countless mediation sessions and court proceedings under our belt, we are well-equipped to take your custody matter before a mediator or a judge.

There are certain criteria parents must meet to obtain primary custody of their children, and we must prove that you meet these requirements. The criteria are designed to ensure that children are raised in a safe environment with a parent who provides the love, stability and support they need to grow. We will help you gather evidence to prove your ability to provide for your child and help you obtain custody.

Do Not Believe The Common Custody Myths

Our experienced Texas attorneys are all too familiar with the urban legends that exist in family law cases. It is vital to discuss these myths upfront and provide you with realistic expectations before you head into mediation or litigation. Common misconceptions about custody cases include:

  • Courts are biased against fathers — Courts make decisions based on what is in the child's best interests whether that be with the mother, father or a third party. Fathers and mothers have the same legal rights and responsibilities to their children.

  • The parent with the most money will win — While it is necessary to have some type of financial stability to obtain custody, money is just one of countless factors courts consider before making a decision.

  • Kids have the final say — While the court takes a child's preferences into consideration, a judge may go against the child's wishes if doing so is in the child's best interest.

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Learn what needs to happen to secure your rights as a parent in custody and child support agreements. Call 817-737-4000 to receive quality advice from a Fort Worth family law attorney or send us a confidential email. Your case and family will be a top priority, and we will push for the best possible outcome from day one.