Child Custody

Austin Child Custody Attorney

Legal Representation Focused on Your Child’s Best Interests

Are you involved in a custody dispute or worried about how your impending divorce will impact your family? Our firm, The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies, provides highly skilled and effective legal representation to help clients resolve custody, as well as many other family law issues. We work with you to find the solution that works best for your family.

Call (512) 379-6274 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Developing a Parenting Plan

Texas courts encourage parents to collaborate in creating a parenting plan that serves the best interests of the child. The judge will either adopt the parents’ plan or make decisions when parents cannot come to an agreement.

The parenting plan should:

  • Contain specific information about where the child will live
  • Provide significant visitation to the noncustodial parent - if appropriate.
  • Outline how weekends, holidays, and school breaks will be handled

We understand that child custody disputes can be incredibly emotional – tensions tend to run high in these cases. We strive to help clients resolve these matters as amicably and professionally as possible. If negotiation is not possible, we are not afraid to represent you in court.

Custody Laws in Texas

In Texas, child custody is known as conservatorship. The conservator, or custodial parent, has the right to make medical, educational, and legal decisions for the child. Depending on the situation, this may mean awarding physical and legal custody to either both parents or just one parent. Texas courts make decisions regarding custody and visitation based on the best interests of the child.

When determining custody arrangements, the court may consider:

  • The physical and emotional needs of the child
  • The ability of each parent to raise the child
  • The stability of the parents’ homes
  • Future plans each parent has for the child
  • The potential for harm or abuse by either parent
  • The child’s preference if he or she is over 12 years old

The court may also consider how well each parent supports the child’s relationship to the other parent, how the child will adjust to changes in school or community here in Austin and the surrounding areas, and the child's relationships with siblings and other family members.

Led by a skilled child custody attorney in Austin, our firm can fight for your rights and your child’s best interests in your custody dispute. Because we believe in providing personalized representation, we take the time to get to know you and to understand your goals before moving forward and developing strategies.

Please contact The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies at (512) 379-6274 to arrange an appointment to discuss your case with me.

Why Hire Attorney Jefferies?

  • Personalized Representation

    We value treating every client like family. Personal trust and relatability are the hallmarks of any good attorney-client relationship.

  • Accounting Background

    When it comes to high stakes litigation, having counsel with an accounting background, skilled and experienced in litigation, and who understands how businesses operate and should be valued, is a significant asset.

  • Empathetic Approach

    We have been exactly where you are and because of that, I can offer empathy and help in a way that is unique and solution-oriented.