Child Custody

Houston Visitation Attorney

Child custody matters can be emotionally draining to both spouses, as well as the children. At the Richard T. Bell & Associates child custody law firm, we take a positive approach, asking clients to evaluate one's own parenting skills, as well as those of the other parent.

A Positive Approach To Child Custody
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Sugar Land child custody lawyer Richard T. Bell has more than 15 years of experience and is prepared to fight to help you acquire primary custody of your children. However, Mr. Bell has found that recognizing the positive contributions of the other parent may also build credibility, lessen animosity, and lead to a solution in the best interests of the child.

Child Support Lawyer • Visitation Agreements

In custody disputes, Texas courts require that the parties try mediation before bringing the matter to court. When an agreement cannot be reached, you need an attorney who will vigorously represent your rights and interests.

Children 12 years of age and older may give their own opinions on who receives primary custody, but their opinion is not binding on the judge. The judge may also appoint an amicus attorney to represent the child and serve as the child's voice in court.

If you feel strongly about child custody and if you feel that, all parenting skills and circumstances considered, you should have primary or shared custody, contact Houston child custody attorney Richard T. Bell. He will fight for you and your children. Child custody judgments typically have geographic restrictions so that the custodial parent cannot move out of the area without a post-judgment modification.

Our child custody law firm will explain the Texas child support calculator guidelines. We will also help you establish a visitation agreement that allows frequent parenting time for both parents.

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