Visitation and Child Custody Attorney, Houston, TX

A divorce can be extremely disruptive to the life of a child. Helping clients mitigate the effects that a divorce has on their children is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Houston child custody and visitation attorney.

Child Custody and Parenting Plans

Parents can negotiate the terms to their custody and visitation plans. Once both parents reach a consensus, the plan must then be approved by a Texas judge. The court will almost always accept a custody and visitation plan that is designed with best interest of the child in mind.

Unfortunately, many spouses cannot reach an agreement. In those cases, Attorney at Law, Ashley J. Scott, will take a clear-headed approach to devising a litigation plan that optimizes your chances for success. As an experienced and reputable Houston family attorney, she will tenaciously represent you and your interests throughout the entire litigation process.

Cases of parental alienation are particularly sensitive and require a sensitive, yet aggressive, legal approach. In these circumstances, it is imperative that you have a Houston child custody attorney that can not only represent you in court, but that can also effectively communicate with the opposing party.

Visitation with each parent is an important aspect in maintaining stability for a child.  The Texas Family Code provides for a Standard Possession Order which is presumed to be in the best interest of a child.  However, sometimes this visitation schedule is unworkable due to different needs, issues, or a party’s work schedule.  At the Law Office of Ashley J. Scott, we will work with you to help devise a visitation schedule that is appropriate and in the best interest of a child.

Child Custody and Visitation Modifications

Custody and visitation agreements can be altered after the divorce is finalized. A party may qualify for a modification if there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances for the parties or the child.  A material and substantial change is determined on a case-by-case, fact-by-fact basis.  Further, the burden of proof may differ in each situation depending on when the modification is filed.

Contact Your Houston Child Custody and Visitation Attorney

Do not hesitate to call Ashley J. Scott, P.L.L.C. to schedule a confidential consultation about your family dispute. Call 713-255-2097 for sound legal advice from a Houston child visitation and custody attorney.