At Capps Law Firm, PLLC, our team of experienced family law professionals handles all types of custody, visitation and child support, including:
- Contested custody disputes — We help parents establish their rights and duties toward their children and one another, establish possession schedules and set child support. We craft parenting plans that create the foundation for the process of decision-making and time with children for years to come. It’s important to get it right the first time.
- Interstate and international custody — We assist families with multi-jurisdictional issues and disputes, including child abduction/Hague Convention cases.
- Parental relocation — Even if you only want to move to a different city in Texas, you may be required to obtain the court’s approval. We can help.
- Grandparent rights — We advise grandparents and other third parties who want to protect their relationships with the children or act in loco parentis.
- Child support — The amount of child support can be affected by how much time the child spends with each parent and finances beyond the salary of the paying parent.
- Paternity — Before a father can obtain any access and visitation rights by law, he must first legally establish paternity. Without a court order, the father’s rights may be at the whim of the mother.
Taking Steps to Protect Your Long-Term Relationships
Founding attorney Kelly J. Capps is keenly aware of how divorce impacts children for the rest of their lives. She says:
“My parents divorced when I was six. Both of my parents remarried right away and, suddenly, I had step-siblings. My father divorced again and remarried another woman with children when I was 18, so I’ve lived in every type of blended family imaginable. I understand having to go to the airport on Christmas day or racing home from vacation for a 6 p.m. exchange. What I’ve learned from my experience is that regardless of how angry you are with your spouse, you need to be able to resolve the divorce on the most amicable terms possible for the benefit of the children. Years down the road, you will want to be invited to your child’s college graduation, attend the birth of your first grandchild and be a part of other important events in your children’s lives. Chances are, doing those things means that you’ll be dealing with your spouse, and possibly his or her new spouse, many, many times over the years long after the divorce and after the children are grown. Everyone’s better off if those interactions can be positive.”
Our goal in every child custody dispute is to help our client resolve the situation in a way that fosters positive relationships with his or her children and preserves a working relationship with the other parent.
To learn more, contact Capps Law Firm, PLLC, in Austin, Texas. Call 512-410-2453 or email us today.