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The anatomy of a child custody case

If a Texas parent is seeking custody of his or her child, he or she needs to establish that obtaining custody is in the child's best interest. In some cases, this may mean studying the law regardless of whether the parent wanted to resolve the case in court or by other means. Parents are urged to take nothing for granted when it comes to how a judge may rule.

It is often a good idea for parents to work out a parenting plan on their own without going to court. This is because a judge's ruling may be surprising to both parents and not what they hoped for when opting for litigation over compromise. In many cases, sharing custody of a child is in his or her best interest no matter how much a parent may want sole custody.

When making a custody ruling, a judge will take many factors into consideration, such as the way a parent acts in court. A judge may also take into consideration any evidence that a parent has that would establish him or her as the better parent under the law. Finally, it is a good idea for both parents to show that they can communicate with each other for the good of the child when asking for custody.

Those who are in a child custody dispute may wish to talk with an attorney. Doing so may make it easier for a parent to establish that he or she is the one best suited to have custody or is fit to have additional parental rights. Legal counsel may be helpful in gathering evidence, such as a stable job history, connections to the community or other documentation that may show that a parent should obtain custody.

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