How Is Custody Determined In Texas?
Description: The Attorneys at Hardy Law Group, PLLC. explain,
The emotional and physical welfare of the children is the paramount concern of any court in Texas when making a decision regarding children and custody. The standard is known as the best interest standard. A judge will hear evidence and make a decision that advances the best interests of the children. The judge can consider any kind of admissible evidence which is relevant. The public policy in Texas is to fashion custody orders which promote frequent and continuing contact between the children and both parents, assuming that those parents have demonstrated the ability to act in the best interest of the children.
There are no presumptions under Texas law which favors one gender over the other. A judge can’t discriminate on the basis of gender. The facts and the evidence control. Sometimes, a custody decision is easy when one party has neglected or endangered a child or shown a pattern or history of abuse or neglect.
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