As we move into 2016, we wanted to take a moment to recap some of our top custody-related articles from last year. If you have children and are contemplating a divorce, or if you need help enforcing or modifying an existing custody arrangement, you can read the articles linked below to learn more about your legal rights. Or, for legal advice specific to your personal situation, feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced child custody lawyers.

Our Top Texas Child Custody Articles from 2015

1. Understanding Texas Family Law Terms

In Texas, “conservatorship” is the legal term for child custody. There are two types of conservatorship: “managing” and “possessory.” Learn more about the terminology that will be used in your Texas custody case in Understanding Texas Family Law Terms.

2. Understanding Managing and Possessory Conservatorship

Once you are familiar with the terminology used in the Texas family law courts, you can read Understanding the Various Types of Child Custody in Texas to learn more about what you can expect when you file for custody. This article covers the differences between managing and possessory conservatorships and explains your options for seeking joint or sole custody.

3. Who Determines Your Custody Rights?

In Texas, parents going through a divorce have the option of working together to establish a parenting plan that works for all parties involved. However, if you and your spouse are unable to agree, you may need to turn to the courts for a resolution. In Who Makes Child Custody Decisions in a Divorce, we discuss these options in more detail and also explain your rights if you are unhappy with a court’s final custody order.

4. How Child Visitation Works in Texas

If you do not have possessory conservatorship (physical custody), then you will likely have visitation rights. But, what happens if work or another commitment interferes with your visitation schedule? Find out in our article, How Child Visitation Works in Texas.

5. Dealing with Custody Evaluators

When seeking custody in Texas, you may have to go through what is known as a “child custody evaluation.” This can be a stressful process but you need to handle it appropriately in order to maximize your chances of obtaining your desired custody rights. Find out how to prepare in our Top Ten Tips for Dealing with Custody Evaluators.

6. How Child Support Relates to Child Custody

While the parent with possessory conservatorship usually receives child support from the other parent, this is not always the case. Learn how child support relates to child custody and find out more about how the Texas courts calculate child support in Determining Texas Child Support Amounts.

7. Child Custody Rights for Military Families

If you or your spouse is in the military, child custody issues can become complicated. Serving in the military often places stress on the entire family and in divorces and other custody matters, the Texas courts must carefully balance all of the factors that affect the best interests of the child. Learn more about what to expect in our article, Military Divorce in Texas.

Speak with the Allen Child Custody Lawyers at Nordhaus Walpole PLLC Today

At Nordhaus Walpole PLLC, we provide compassionate, experienced legal representation for family law matters in Allen, Collin and McKinney Counties. To discuss your child custody matter with one of our attorneys, please call (214) 726-1450 or contact us online today.