Custody and visitation are issues that accompany Divorce proceedings involving children, Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCRs), and Suits to Adjudicate Parentage (Paternity Suits). Typically, the parties can agree on terms controlling custody and visitation.  If not, the court will decide after a trial on the merits.  These terms are listed in the provisions in the order entitled conservatorship and possession.  .

The Texas Standard Possession Order ("SPO") is presumed to be in the best interst of the child(ren) unless proven otherwise.

Generally, the court grants only one of the parents the exclusive right to determine the child or children's residence. (This is the parent typically referred to as having "custody.")

These child provisions can be altered upon the agreement of both parties or when the court determines it is in the best interest of the child(ren). If you need help gaining custody or visitation of your child(ren), contact the law firm of ALSTON & ENGELHAUPT, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation.

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