Protecting Your Relationship With Your Child
For most parents, the children are the main source of fear and anxiety during divorce. They may be parting ways with their spouse, but they don’t wish to damage the relationship they have with their children.
Attorney David Smith understands how important child-related issues, such as custody and support, are during divorce. He will help you to put together the legal strategies needed to protect your relationship with your child, and work toward a resolution that protects their best interests.
Resolving Custody Concerns
For custody matters, David will take the time to listen to your goals and how these decisions could affect your relationship with your children. Most custody cases are resolved through mediation or negotiation. He can represent you in either of these proceedings. If the case goes to court, however, he will fight vigorously for your rights.
David will put together a strategy for accomplishing a child custody and parenting time plan that will allow you to nurture a healthy relationship with your children as your family transitions following divorce. You can count on his experience in these cases.
In both Texas and Oklahoma, the law recognizes two types of custody: physical custody and legal custody. The child lives with the parent who has physical custody. The parent with legal custody makes decisions about the child’s welfare and upbringing. It is possible to have sole custody or joint custody arrangements. In joint custody orders, the child will typically spend equal time with each parent, and the parents will make decisions about the child together.
Child Support Solutions
David also represents parents in child support matters. This amount is decided by the judge based on several factors, including income of both parents, needs of the children and amount of time that each parent spends with the child. He will advise you of exactly what you can expect to pay or receive. He always strives for a fair resolution that is in the best interests of the child.
Obtain A Free Initial Consultation
If you are in the midst of divorce and concerned about the well-being of your children, child custody and support, call Dallas and Oklahoma City attorney David Smith at 469-460-8980. If you prefer, you may send an online message using the form on this website. Initial 30-minute phone consultations are free, and you can meet by phone or video chat.