Nikki Hudman is an Experienced, Compassionate Child Custody Attorney
Asking Yourself, “What Will Happen To My Children After The Divorce?”
Divorce is already complicated enough, but when you have children, the process can be even more intimidating and overwhelming.
We understand that what happens to your children is among the biggest of your concerns during divorce. They are the first things you think about when you wake up and the last things in your mind when you go to sleep.
No matter what else happens in your divorce, you want to protect them as much as possible. We want to help you protect them, too.
If you and your spouse have decided together to get a divorce, or if you and the other parent are unmarried and are arguing over the division of custody and care, Austin TX Child Custody Attorney Nikki Hudman is here to help.
At Law Office of Nikki Hudman, we work with families throughout in and around Austin, Texas to reach favorable solutions to child support and child custody issues. We have experience in multiple types of custody cases:
- Joint Custody: Both parents are deemed conservators
- Sole Custody: One parent is deemed conservator
- Legal Custody: The right to make legal decisions for the child. This falls to the main conservator.
- Physical Custody: The right to determine where the child lives.
We can help you understand the court process, create a parenting schedule, and handle the intense legal details.
That way, you can focus your attention fully on your children.
How Does Texas Determine Child Custody?
When issuing a decision regarding custody and visitation, the state always considers the best interests of the child.
In the state of Texas, family courts presume that a joint custody arrangement between parents is in the best interests of the child. Whenever possible, the court will give joint physical and legal custody to each parent.
When making the final decision one child custory, the courts will consider:
- Wishes of the child or children
- Present and future emotion needs of the child
- Present and future physical needs of the child
- Parenting abilities of each adult
- Stability of each parent’s home
- Parents’ future plans for the child
Law Office of Nikki Hudman can help you work with your child’s parent to come up with a parenting schedule that is in the best interests of your child and suits both your needs. This way, you can both have input over custody and visitation without having to go to court.
What Factors Can Affect Child Support Decisions?
As with custody, Texas courts consider the child’s best interests when determining child support. The judge will consider several factors, such as:
- Each parent’s income
- Each spouse’s contribution to the marriage
- The medical, educational and other needs of the child
- The custody arrangement
- Each parent’s tax obligations and debts
One way to have more control over your child support arrangement is to work collaboratively with your spouse. By using collaborative law or divorce mediation, you can determine a mutually satisfactory amount of child support and not put your finances in a judge’s hands.
Schedule A Consultation About Custody And Support
Law Office of Nikki Hudman is here in Austin to assist you throughout your case. You can schedule a consultation with our board certified family law attorney, Nikki Hudman. Call (512) 827-8529 or send us an email to schedule today.