As a former family law judge, child custody attorney James Robertson knows that one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce case is determining who will receive custody of the children. Divorces are painful enough for parents, but when children are involved the situation can easily escalate into a fierce battle as both of them fight to defend their right to play a role in the children's lives.

To prevent conflicts and help ease the process as much as possible, the family law courts in Brazoria County have established a guideline to help determine what will be the best for the children. The question of what will serve the children's best interests is always the central issue in any child custody proceeding.

If a divorce case goes to court, one of the first things that a Brazoria County family law judge will consider when determining custody is the relationship between the parents and the children. Custody is more likely to be granted to the parent who will be able to offer the children the most stable home environment and who will be the most likely to encourage an ongoing relationship with, and frequent visitation from, the other parent.

Family law courts always prefer to rule in favor of shared parental responsibility unless issues with one of the parents such as drug abuse or domestic violence make this arrangement a risk to the children's stability and well-being.

        Limiting the Emotional Carnage of a Custody Battle

James Robertson is a family law specialist who fully understands just how important the determination of child custody is for the future of the parent's relationship with their children. While custody may be a hotly contested issue in a divorce, it is vital to take every possible precaution to prevent the children from suffering emotional trauma as a result of an extended legal battle between the parents.

As a certified mediator, Robertson has observed that uncontested divorce strategies such as mediation are often effective at limiting the scope and damage of a child custody dispute. Many parents who have gone the mediation route report that in addition to possibly negotiating an uncontested divorce, such approaches also serve to set the tone for a more respectful and cooperative relationship between them in the future.

                      If An Agreement Can't Be Reached

Child custody attorney James Robertson will seek to protect the relationship between parent and child, even if that requires contested hearings and a trial. Too often child custody issues become tangled up in other aspects of a divorce dispute. One parent may make false accusations against another to try and gain custody of children.

Robertson comments; "In my experience as a judge, I always looked down on attempts to assault the integrity of one parent in order to obtain custody of a child. So in my child custody practice the strategy is usually to make the case for why my client offers the most stable living environment for the child, rather than concentrating on the deficiencies of the other parent. The court will closely examine the extent of a parent's involvement in their children's lives.

So I focus on documenting  this involvement with evidence of gifts purchased, functions attended, phone calls made, and other factors that help to convince the court of my client's case."

Child custody attorney Robertson serves Pearland, Alvin, Manvel, Rosharon, Angleton and Lake Jackson, Texas offering a full range of family law legal services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pearland, Tx 77584
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Alvin, Tx 77511
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From Offices in Alvin and Pearland, TX, the Robertson Law Firm Serves Alvin Pearland, Manvel, Rosharon, Iowa Colony, Danbury, Lake Jackson, Angleton and Freeport.
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James A. Robertson
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