Child Custody

The Law Office of Craig A. Patton has the experience you need to handle child custody issues in a divorce. Child custody issues are very often at the heart of divorce litigation and settlement.

At the Law Office of Craig A. Patton, we develop a relationship with you to determine how you see your family's future taking shape following the divorce.

With a true understanding of your needs, attorney Craig A. Patton proposes and negotiates a parenting plan settlement that is generally amicable and workable for everyone.

In the event that a satisfactory child custody agreement cannot be reached out of court, lawyer Craig A. Patton uses his litigation experience and knowledge to protect your rights and the best interests of your family.

Active Listener - Powerful Advocate

When parents are at odds as to which parent should have primary custody of the children, considerate and thoughtful mediation can often help.

Ascertaining the issues that surround one parent's worry around custody - such as fear of not seeing the children often or even completely losing a relationship with them - can help ease concerns and result in a settlement agreeable to the parties.

If for some reason, however, the dispute cannot be resolved amicably or through mediation, the parents must then rely on the court for disposition.

In determining which parent should have primary custody of the children, the court looks carefully at a family's circumstances and any number of factors before deciding what is in the children's best interests.

West Texas Family Lawyer

At the Law Office of Craig A. Patton, our philosophy is to furnish our clients with the highest standard of legal services available, while keeping financial and emotional expenditures to a minimum. If you would like to schedule an initial consultation, please contact us.

The material contained on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the dissemination of legal advice to anyone by the Law Office of Craig A. Patton. You should always seek the advice of an attorney, who can review and ascertain your legal needs and recommend a proper course of action regarding your situation.