Temporary Custody Lawyer Austin, TX
If you have questions about the process of obtaining, consenting to, or challenging temporary custody orders for a minor, please connect with an experienced temporary custody lawyer Austin, TX residents trust. The temporary custody process can be tricky, as no two family situations are exactly alike. As a result, it’s important to speak with an experienced child custody lawyer Austin, TX families respect before you make any assumptions about your legal options.
How Does the Temporary Custody Process Work?
The temporary child custody process works a little differently, depending upon the kinds of circumstances that inspire a need for the orders. For example, this process doesn’t progress in exactly the same way if two parents are divorcing as it does if both of a child’s parents are hospitalized simultaneously.
The most common reason that temporary child custody orders are drawn up involves the separation of a child’s parents. Whether those parents have chosen to separate temporarily, are exploring a legal separation, or are beginning the divorce process, seeking formal temporary child custody orders helps to ensure that a child’s best interests are protected and that parenting plan expectations are clear and enforceable. Parents can either work with their lawyers to draw up a mutually agreeable temporary custody plan or, if one parent doesn’t agree with the other’s wishes, parents can work with their attorneys to negotiate, mediate, and/or litigate the terms of temporary orders.
In the event that a child’s parents fall ill, are injured, pass away, are subject to domestic violence, have a dramatic (but temporary) change in circumstances, etc. temporary child custody orders can be drawn up as well. They may be drawn up by the child’s parents or by another family member or loved one seeking to obtain temporary custody rights. Depending on a family’s unique circumstances, these orders may be drawn up with the consent of the child’s parents or may be argued in opposition to a parent’s wishes. In either event, an attorney can clarify how the law will work given any family’s specific challenges.
The key in any temporary child custody case is remembering that the judge will interpret and apply the “best interests of the child” standard in whatever way they see fit. If all parties agree to the terms of temporary custody orders, a judge should sign off on the arrangement, provided that it addresses the best interests of the child. If any of the parties does not support specific terms of these orders (or the temporary custody arrangement as a whole) a judge will resolve the dispute in keeping with the best interests of the child standard. Everyone involved in a temporary child custody order matter should present their arguments accordingly.
Legal Assistance Is Available
Temporary child custody orders aren’t the most straightforward area of law. Therefore, if you have questions about this subject, please don’t make assumptions about your options. Instead, connect with the experienced Texas legal team at Gray & Becker, P.C. Once we learn about your family’s needs, we’ll help you make an informed decision about how to move forward effectively. Don’t wait – connect with our experienced Austin, TX temporary custody lawyer team today; we look forward to speaking with you.