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Let Us Help You Protect Your Family’s Future

If you are a parent going through a divorce or child custody matter, you know the situation is incredibly emotional and stressful. You may have serious concerns about your children’s future, and you might worry about losing the time you get to spend with them. You might even be worried that the other parent isn’t fit to raise your children. At Balekian Hayes, PLLC, we haven’t forgotten that the most important thing about being a family law attorney is caring about our clients. We offer helpful legal advice and fight aggressively to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your children.

Call (214) 849-1905 now or contact us online to schedule your initial case evaluation with Balekian Hayes, PLLC.

Our First Priority Is Your Children’s Best Interests. Period.

When you visit our firm, we take the time to listen to your situation and discuss what is in your children’s best interests, along with what you would like to accomplish. We can help you start the next chapter of your life with peace of mind.

Child Custody & Visitation Arrangements

Just like every couple parents their children differently, there is no set parenting plan for parents when they divorce. You’ll have the opportunity to create a child custody and visitation agreement that works best for your family. In some cases, the arrangement is set during the divorce process, and in others, a judge might have to make a final decree.

A child custody agreement sets the physical and legal custody of your child or children. The children will live with the parent who is awarded physical custody, while legal custody will outline which parent makes decisions about health care, education, religion, and other important issues.

In most cases, one parent is awarded visitation time while the other is awarded physical custody. In some cases, parents will decide to share physical custody. Legal custody is typically shared between both parents as well.

Since custody agreements usually will not be modified unless a significant life change occurs, it is important to set a custody and visitation arrangement that fits you and your children’s needs. We’ll listen to your story and your goals, then help put together the best strategy to fight for both you and your children’s rights.

Can You Change a Child Custody & Visitation Order?

If a significant life change happens, your child custody or visitation arrangement can be modified. For instance, if one of the parents moves, gets a new job, or gets remarried, it might be necessary to revisit the original agreement. Any changes must be approved by the court, so we can help you explain to the judge why the requested modifications should be allowed – or why they shouldn’t.

Child Support Orders in Texas

In the state of Texas, child custody orders are typically paired with child support orders. Child support is determined by the Texas Child Support Guideline Formula. This formula looks at both parents’ income, the number of children who need child support, and the needs of the children. In special cases, the court allows a deviation from the set guidelines.

Parents always want their children to be taken care of, but child support is typically the most controversial issue in a divorce. Regardless of which side of the issue you’re on, Balekian Hayes, PLLC can help you fight for your rights and fight for you to receive a fair child support order.

Dial (214) 849-1905 now to schedule your initial consultation with Balekian Hayes, PLLC.

Why Hire Balekian Hayes, PLLC?

  • We have helped hundreds of families just like yours.

  • Boutique law firm that provides individualized attention.

  • We fight to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved.

  • We treat all of our clients with honesty and respect.