Though divorce is a hard and painful road for any couple to go down, often the people it hits the hardest are the children. That’s why determining child custody is not something judges take lightly. If you’re considering a divorce, talk to an experienced Texas child custody attorney to discuss the custody rights you can expect.
When determining where and with whom the child will live, judges consider a number of factors, including:
- the age, gender and health of the child;
- mental and physical health of the parents;
- wishes of each parent involved, and the wishes of the child (if they are at least 12 years old in most cases);
- each parent’s lifestyle;
- any history of abuse or neglect;
- emotional bond and relationship that exists between each parent and the child;
- ability of each parent to provide guidance to the child;
- ability of each parent to provide for the child (food, housing, etc.);
- child’s current living situation (school, friends, church) and the amount of disruption a change would cause; and
- living accommodations and financial standing of each parent.
Are you considering filing for divorce? Call 888-584-9614 to speak to a Texas child custody attorney at Warren & Migliaccio today about custody rights and what you can expect for your child.