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Child Custody Attorney in Waxahachie, TX

Do you seek full, temporary, or shared child custody? Maximize your chance of reaching the agreement you deserve by choosing our child custody attorney to represent your interests. At Tom E. Smalley, Attorney At Law, we use our extensive knowledge of the law to support your claims and reach a custody agreement with the best results for you.

Rely on our team to take the time to work one-on-one with you. Aside from initial custody agreements, we also help with custody disputes and violations, including both parent and grandparent issues.

Our team specializes in family law thus we understand the emotional and mental tolls a long, drawn-out case has on a parent and a child. Save yourself time and money by taking assertive legal action. Reach an ideal agreement by choosing a child custody attorney in Waxahachie, TX, who truly cares about your case.

Child Custody Lawyer: Trials & Mediation

If you are going through a divorce, you will either agree on child custody or not, but putting this agreement in writing is essential. Many of our clients are able to reach a legal agreement concerning sharing time with their children without taking a case to court, but you should never sign anything without consulting an attorney first.

Mediation of custody cases is an option for you if you believe it is possible to reach an amicable agreement between you and the child's other parent. A consultation with our child custody lawyer helps you determine if a trial or mediation is right for your situation.

Custody Attorney for Time-Sharing Arrangements

The purpose of hiring a custody attorney with experience and knowledge is to get the time-sharing arrangement you prefer with your child. There are a number of factors which influence the decision to be made. For example, the age of your child or children is considered by a judge during custody proceedings. Most judges are inclined to take the opinion of an older child concerning his or her own custody under advisement. Rely on us to help you design your ideal time-sharing arrangement, in consideration of all of the following factors:

  • Designated Travel and Vacation Time
  • Restrictions on Travel
  • Telephone Contact and Communication
  • Holiday Plans
  • The Child's Education
  • Summer School
  • Primary Living Arrangements
  • Sole Custody or Shared Custody
  • Grandparent Visitation
    Your Child's Wishes

Sole or Shared Residency Child Custody Agreements

A child can split his or her time equally between each residence, or live with one parent primarily while the other has a more limited amount of time with the children. We provide compassionate legal help to parents who are going through divorce, especially in cases that involve an unfit parent who is seeking custody. Let us represent you in court, and provide you with the aggressiveness that may be necessary to secure the best possible outcome for your family.

Custody Lawyer Represents Grandparent Visitation Cases

When the marriage of your own child dissolves, you may find yourself in a tough situation. It is not uncommon for family members like grandparents to feel as if they are displaced or left out of a child's life due to divorce. Our custody lawyer can represent the needs of family members who seek their own visitation rights concerning a grandchild, niece, nephew, or other child.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our child custody attorney. We are convenient to clients from Waxahachie, Midlothian, Red Oak, Ennis, and Palmer, TX.