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Protecting Kids: The Goal of All  Texas Child Custody Lawyers 

Attorney Bobby Barina believes in doing what is best for the children of Texas.

The child custody standard as it is set forth in the Texas Family Code Section 154.004, states that the court will rule in such a way that it is in the “best interests of the child.” Bobby Barina invests his reputation to protect them as a top priority.

Leveraging Strategies Developed for Today’s Custody Lawyers

Having an experienced child custody lawyer on your side is the first step to setting up a winning strategy for your case.

Bobby Barina has developed strategies for custody cases, based on his decades of experience. A full fact-finding investigation outlines all aspects of your situation, and begins the development of the right strategy for your circumstances. Then, Mr. Barina can present your options, making sure you have a full understanding and direction toward your goal.

Terms to Know Regarding Child Custody

Family matters are often sensitive matters. You don’t want the world involved with your custody troubles or judging you for wanting to protect your rights and privacy.

  • Known as a “conservatorship”, child custody issues are usually the product of divorce. If you are a parent considering or in the process of divorce, you should know a few terms.
  • The “possessory conservator” is the parent who maintains physical custody of the child. This is also the primary residence of the child.
  • “Joint possessory conservatorship” is where both parents share equal conservatorship (physical custody) and both parents share equally in deciding legal matters for the child.
  • “Joint managing conservatorship” includes both parents having an equal say in legal decisions for the child but the child resides with one parent.

Like Other Top Child Custody Attorneys, Fairness is Key to Bobby Barina 

Mr. Barina has the depth of experience to calculate potential court rulings about your case which can help you prepare for negotiating a fair plan for all involved.

In cases of divorce, child dependents may benefit most by living with one parent only, or it may be as suitable to have a joint custody arrangement.

Child custody mediation to resolve concerns.

Similar to divorce mediation, child custody mediation may be an option to help parents determine the most fair plan for all concerned. This may include providing resources for your children such as counseling, to help them cope with emotions that are unfamiliar.

Family law courts in Texas often require divorcing couples who have minor children to take part in a parenting class sometime before their divorce is final. Created to give coping skills to parents and lessen the trauma for kids during separation and divorce, this course may be taken in person or online.

If circumstances change, you can request child custody modification.

The world changes daily and so do our personal circumstances. Children grow and express the desire to stay with one parent more often. Or the demands of their school life make it more suitable for them to be with one parent more than the other.

If you have a current custody agreement that needs to be updated due to personal changes or concerns for your child, you can request a child custody modification.

Attorney Bobby Barina is happy to review your agreement and show you options to better fit the changing needs of your family. 

Visitation Rights and Guidelines for Parents

Visitation is usually given to the non-possessory conservator, or non-custodial parent, in a Standard Possession Order as issued by the court during the divorce proceedings. This document details the visitation guidelines. An acceptable plan might state visits on alternating weekends such as the 1st, 3rd or occasional 5th weekend each month with additional time during part of the summer for minor children in school.

Bobby Barina – An Experienced Child Visitation Lawyer

Attorney Bobby Barina will use his 25 plus years of experience to help you gain more time with your children if that is your goal. Be it in the best interest of the children, he is at your side during your quest to increase your visitation privileges.

More guidelines from your child visitation attorney.

For school-age children, visitation allowed during summer for a non-custodial parent is at least 30 days.

Holidays may be split between parents on an alternating year basis or by dividing up a particular day.

It is not unusual for divorced parents to live a distance apart. If this distance is more than 100 miles, the non-possessory parent may only get one weekend per month, but summertime visitation can increase to 42 days.