A Pragmatic Approach To Determining Custody

During child custody disputes, individuals often become blinded by hurt and anger, and make decisions that are not in the best interests of the children involved. Terry L. Hart, Attorney at Law, helps his clients take the blinders off and make decisions that are truly in the best interests of their children.

Protecting the Best Interests of Children

In Texas, the word "conservatorship" is used by courts to describe custody and visitation arrangements. A "managing conservator" is a parent with rights to participate in major decisions relating to a child; a "possessory conservator" is a parent with visitation rights. Shared custody is referred to as "joint managing conservatorship."

Texas courts presume joint custody is in the best interests of minor children. Unless it can be shown otherwise, courts will appoint parents as "joint managing conservators," and parents will share the rights, privileges, duties and powers of parenting.

Attorney Terry L. Hart knows that no two families are the same. He works closely with clients to understand their family's unique dynamics, the personalities involved and the needs of minor children. Based on this information, Mr. Hart works toward child custody and visitation orders that ensure children are safe and parent-child bonds are respected.

Romantic Relationships End; Parenting Relationships Last for Life

Lawyer Terry Hart is an experienced trial attorney. He knows his way around the courtroom, and he isn't afraid to protect his clients' rights in court. However, he knows that bitter custody battles often only result in the further breakdown of parenting relationships, increase contention between parties and negatively impact minor children.

That is why Mr. Hart encourages his clients to use alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation, to resolve their custody disputes. By facilitating calm discussion and thoughtful negotiation, Mr. Hart helps parents develop custody and visitation schedules that benefit the entire family.

By keeping his clients out of court, attorney Hart keeps the power in his clients' hands. When custody cases go to trial, a judge — who has little knowledge of you or your children — decides where your child lives and the amount of time each parent spends with his or her child.

Through mediation and negotiation, parents keep the decision-making power where it belongs — with them.

Talk to Terry Hart About Your Parental Rights

Contact Terry L. Hart online to schedule a consultation. He can also be reached at 713-581-1773 or 877-576-7390. Se habla Español. Ici on parle Français.