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Temporary Custody
Under certain circumstances, parents of minor children may need to obtain a temporary custody order from Texas courts. At Harris Cook, LLP, our Family Law Attorneys have worked with many parents, grandparents, and other relatives to determine temporary custody arrangements that are in the best interests of minor children. Temporary agreements or court-ordered terms for custody may be made while a divorce or a suit to modify children issues is pending.
Harris Cook, LLP, Family Law Attorney

It is the public policy of the State of Texas to assure that children will have frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of the child, to provide a safe, stable and nonviolent environment for the child, and to encourage parents to share in the rights and duties of raising their child after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage. Courts can and will grant temporary custody and visitation orders to enforce this policy. In certain situations, grandparents, siblings, and other relatives can seek temporary custody or visitation rights. Our Harris Cook, LLP, Family Law Attorneys are familiar with the many details of Texas child custody laws. We have helped many clients obtain temporary child custody until a permanent order is issued by the courts.

Texas Child Custody

Regulations for Texas Child Custody are included in the Texas Family Code, Title 5, including Subtitle B, Chapter 153 – Conservatorship, Possession, and Access. The Texas courts work to ensure the best care and environment for minor children. Parents who wish to seek custody of their children have many opportunities available to help them in their quest. Parenting classes and guidance are available, including special classes regarding the effects of divorce and custody disputes on the children.

Temporary Custody

In special circumstances, it is possible to obtain a temporary custody order for conservatorship of minor children. There are many reasons to have your Harris Cook Family Law Attorneys help you file for temporary custody, even if you and the other parent are in agreement. The wording in your order is very important so that the Courts can enforce the order if it is violated. The temporary custody order is in effect until modified or finalized by a judge.

Texas Family Law Attorney

There are many benefits to working with the Harris Cook, LLP, Texas Family Law Attorneys. With our extensive experience in Family Law and Child Custody/Support matters, we know where to look for creative solutions and how to fit solutions in sync with Texas Custody laws. Our Mediation and Litigation attorneys work closely with parents and other family members, to help speed up the process and keep costs to a minimum for you. Best of all, we want to help you parent successfully by putting the best interests of your minor children into the heart of all actions.

Harris Cook, LLP – Arlington, Mansfield & Flower Mound, TX

For more help with Child Custody and Temporary Custody matters, contact Harris Cook, LLP, offices in Arlington, TX, Mansfield or Flower Mound. Call us now, at 817-789-6842.

*David L. Cook is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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