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Austin Complex Child Custody Attorneys

Sole Custody Attorney Austin Texas

Travis County Lawyers for Joint and Sole Custody Disputes

Child custody disputes are often some of the most contentious components of family law cases because emotions can run so high when children are involved. In many situations, parents are willing to fight to great extremes for maximum parenting time and influence on their children's lives. At Powers Kerr & Rashidi, PLLC, we are experienced in managing client emotions and handling all types of child custody cases with compassion, understanding, and strong advocacy.

Challenging Child Custody Situations in Texas

When parents are at odds with one another because of a divorce or contentious custody battle, creating a parenting plan that will successfully address the child's needs becomes even more challenging than it might otherwise be. The difficulty increases if one parent accuses the other of mental health issues, drug and/or alcohol dependency, or physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. If one parent believes the other parent to be unfit, a mutually agreed upon resolution is unlikely. Our firm's attorneys are skilled at handling such complicated situations and effectively, persuasively presenting our client's case to a mediator, arbitrator, or trial judge.

Conflict between parents can also intensify when a child at the center of a custody battle has extraordinary health or educational needs. Parents of a special needs child commonly disagree on the most appropriate medical treatment or projected educational path for the child. In Texas, judges are expected to prioritize the best interests of the child in all custody matters, and in some cases will appoint a child advocate to represent those interests. We are experienced in working on cases involving child advocates and guardians ad litem, and know how to effectively argue on behalf of our clients' interests while simultaneously addressing the best interests of the child.

Child custody disputes may also become complicated when one parent has not been present in the child's life for a significant amount of time, or when parents live far from one another. Convincing the Court to allow one parent to relocate and take the child out of state can also present incredibly difficult challenges. The attorneys at Powers Kerr & Rashidi, PLLC, have experience working on both sides of these disputes, and know how to aggressively argue for our clients' objectives.

To learn more about how we can assist you with your complex child custody case, call 512-610-6199 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We will discuss your particular situation, and give you a realistic assessment of what we believe you should expect, based on our extensive experience and familiarity with complicated child custody disputes.

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