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Child Custody Lawyer in Austin

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Family law matters are sensitive but when children are involved, they can become overwhelming and are often contested. Matters of child custody are among the most complex issues one can face in the realm of family law. Whether you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce or you and the other parent of your child are unmarried and arguing over custody, Attorney Melissa Williams can help. We handle contentious issues regarding child custody and will work to find a solution that best suits your child's needs.

Our Austin child custody lawyer is here to support you and protect your child's best interests. Call us today at (512) 271-2063.

Understanding Legal & Physical Custody

With two decades of experience, our firm can be trusted to resolve even the most complex custody problems. Before stepping into negotiations or the courtroom, it is best to understand Texas law regarding conservatorship, possession, and support. Conservatorship refers to making major decisions for the child regarding the child’s education, medical issues, etc. Possession refers to how much time the child spends with each parent.

How Is Custody Determined?

If you are going through a contested divorce, the decisions regarding conservatorship and possession will be in the judge's hands. The judge will take into account a number of factors to make a decision they believe is in the child's best interests. These factors may include which parent has historically cared for the child, any history of abuse, any existing criminal records, and more.

In a collaborative or uncontested divorce, you and your spouse (or the other parent of your child) have the opportunity to come to a decision on your own. You can work with an experienced Austin child custody lawyer from the office of Attorney Melissa Williams and amicably resolve your dispute. If both parties come to an agreement regarding custody, the proposal can then be given to the judge in family court for approval.

To schedule a case evaluation or to learn how we can help, call us at (512) 271-2063.

“I am dedicated to representing my clients in a way that minimizes conflict and maximizes solutions.”

- Melissa M. Williams
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