San Antonio Child Custody and Support Attorneys
Child custody and support cases can arise for a number of reasons and situations. Separations, divorce, parental deaths, parental incompetence, and a variety of other situations can give rise to child custody hearings. These are never easy, regardless of the different reasons for a custody hearing. Such cases are particularly important as they deal with the future of a child, and all parties involved should seek to find a custody solution that is in the best interest of a child, both short- and long-term. This becomes difficult, however, when multiple parties each believe they can provide the best environment for the child, and in such cases, legal action is necessary to ensure the child is put with the parent or guardian that will provide the best care.
Given the gravity of such a decision, it is imperative to have an experienced and dedicated team to guide you through the often frightening experience of undergoing a custody battle. Here at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P., our committed team of San Antonio child custody lawyers are ready to fight for you in the most effective way possible, making sure to provide both informative and compassionate care of you and your family in your most trying time.
Types of Custody
Child custody is an umbrella term that encompasses many different types of custody. As each case is unique and may involve one or more of these types, it is important to understand which type may affect you and your family.
- Physical Custody: This refers to where the child will spend his or her time.
- Legal Custody: This refers to who is able to make decisions about the child, for health or education concerns for example.
- Joint Custody: This refers to both parents or guardians sharing time with the child. It may be an equally split or one may only see the child on weekends for example.
- Sole Custody: This refers to custody, both physical and legal, that is awarded to only one parent/guardian.
- Split Custody: This is a more uncommon type of custody which refers to situations where siblings may be split between two parents.
Custody decisions are not always final and may be appealed for a number of reasons, particularly if the person granted with custody later proves unfit or drastic changes occur in the child or parent’s life.
Child Custody and Support Practice Areas
Child custody and support can encompass a wide variety of other legal matters, which may seem complicated and overwhelming for parents and other potential guardians fighting for their children. Our experienced San Antonio child custody and support attorneys are prepared for these issues and can help with:
Even if you believe your specific case is not covered by what is listed above, please do not hesitate to call us anyway with any and all questions you may have.
Fighting for custody of a child or fighting to receive child support is something no one should have to do alone. Child custody and support cases are complex and emotionally charged, and having a team of experienced San Antonio custody lawyers on your side will ensure that your case is treated with the care, attention, and legal experience it deserves. Please contact Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. at (210) 349-9933 for more information and to set up an appointment with one of our attorneys today.