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Child Custody Lawyers Serving Austin and Central, TX

Custody Enforcement, Disputes, and Modifications

Any custody issue has the potential to be highly contested. As parents, we want what’s best for our children, and we fight for what we believe is right. This can make an otherwise amicable divorce turn into a heated battle over custody and visitation. At Sheridan Barrett Coble and Andrae, our goal is to guide you through any custody proceedings to help you not only avoid the stress associated with a dispute or disagreement but to help you seek a swift and favorable result. Our Austin custody attorneys will work diligently to help you achieve the outcome you are hoping for while keeping you informed and supported every step of the way.

We take on custody proceedings for clients in and around Austin, Williamson, Travis, and surrounding counties. including those that involve:

To find out how our child custody lawyers can help you, call (512) 598-4228. We serve Williamson, Austin, Travis, and surrounding counties in Texas.

Types of Custody in Texas

Most parents that come in for a consultation with us ask how they can get “primary custody” or “sole custody” of their children. While this is a reasonable and expected question in a parent’s mind, the legal term in the Texas Family Code is conservatorship. One parent is usually given the exclusive right to designate the primary residence of the children.

The term conservatorship encompasses many other rights, duties, and obligations of the parents or conservators beyond the issue of the children’s primary residence. The presumption in Texas is that parents will be named Joint Managing Conservators and will therefore make decisions jointly, such as whether a child should have an elective surgery or receive psychological treatment. However, there are some cases where one parent is named the Sole Managing Conservator and the other parent is named the Possessory Conservator. Those designations are typically reserved for the very high conflict relationships, or in a case where one parent has significant mental health or substance abuse problems or other issues that interfere with their ability to parent.

Get Highly Experienced Custody Counsel

There is an unlimited number of variations within the issue of conservatorship. Our firm works to find a structure that works best for our client and their family. As mediators and litigators, our Austin child custody lawyers have negotiated and formulated an infinite number of conservatorship structures for our clients and mediation parties.

Contact our offices at (512) 598-4228 and put our practiced Austin custody attorneys on your side.

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

  • Full Service Family Law Firm

    We have the expertise in these areas to help you resolve your family law issues.

  • Experienced Attorneys

    Our attorneys have over 94 years of combined legal experience.

  • Board Certified

    Our Partners are all Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Committed to Giving Back

    Our firm is involved with giving back to the legal profession and the community.