Do I Need a Custody Attorney?
Legal Representation in Child Custody Cases
There are many factors which must be taken into consideration when coming to the decision as to whether or not you need a child custody attorney. Most parents believe they know what is best for their children and they work hard to see that their children are well-cared for and their needs are met. In child custody cases, however, emotions tend to run high and a parent's individual wishes may hinder their ability to reach an objective and amenable agreement.
This does not negate either the mothers' rights or the fathers' rights and the parental rights of each party must be adequately represented in
child custody cases. While an attorney is not required in child custody cases, there are a few factors you must consider when asking yourself if you need a child custody attorney or if you have selected the right attorney.
These factors include the following:
- Do you anticipate problems or difficulties?
- Do you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of child custody laws to be able to effectively represent yourself?
- Are there complexities surrounding your particular case which you feel would best be represented by an attorney?
- Will the attorney suggest negotiating a settlement that fails to meet even your most basic goal of equal custody or will they aggressively fight to protect you and your child's interests?
We advise you consult with an Austin Austin child custody lawyer custody lawyer from our firm, before you enter into any form of child custody negotiations or hearings. The attorneys at Menduni Martindill, PLLC have an intimate understanding of what is at stake, and we have the knowledge and experience you will want representing you. We are able to answer any questions you may have about your current situation, analyze all the information and facts surrounding your case, advise you on how best to proceed and help you build a case to protect your rights.
Importance of Having an Austin Child Custody Lawyer
In child custody cases there is nothing more important than the best interests of the child(ren). Judges will make their final decision and approve legal and physical custody agreements based solely on the child's best interests. That is why we recommend you have an experienced child custody lawyer on your side to provide you with the effective representation you deserve.
One of our primary lawyers is board certified in family law and has been named as a Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine. This recognition is an honor afforded to less than 5% of all Texas attorneys. We have given lectures on a number of family law-related issues and we are active members of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, the Austin Bar Association Family Law Section and the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas.
Our success stems from our commitment to our clients and our dedication to helping clients reach their child custody goals. We are also able to help clients with modifications of child custody agreements. Let us help you protect your interest and fight for you.
If you have questions about child custody matters, or you need an attorney who will aggressively fight on your behalf, contact an Austin child custody attorney
at our firm today and schedule a confidential consultation.