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Mother reclaims child custody after father commits crimes

Texas parents want what is best for their children, and in cases where parents do not live together, and are not in a romantic relationship, there are decisions that must be made about any children they share. Sometimes, even when a parent loves his or her children very much, and is by all accounts a loving and attentive parent, it may work out better for the children to live primarily with the other parent. In one recent case, what appeared to be a beneficial move for the children quickly turned into an immediate change in child custody

A Texas mother waved goodbye as her children climbed into their father's car, off to live with him in another state. They did not make it very far, however, because the father was pulled over for an alleged driving infraction. When police looked into the vehicle, they were shocked to allegedly find firearms and drugs. The children, likely frightened and confused, were taken into state custody as the father was arrested. 

Authorities contacted the children's mother, and she naturally decided to retake physical custody of the children. In light of the father's bad choices and criminal behavior, a good argument can be made to establish or modify a permanent child custody order to protect the children from further danger. It can be difficult to explain to a child that he or she cannot see the other parent, but in cases like this, it is an action of love and protection. 

If a Texas parent needs to establish, modify or enforce a child custody order, there are several steps to take. To get the ball rolling, many parents choose to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a client through each stage of the legal process and make sure that proper action is taken to protect any children involved. 

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Main Menu Practice Areas
Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C.
888-268-7997 / 214-385-4562

Mother reclaims child custody after father commits crimes

Texas parents want what is best for their children, and in cases where parents do not live together, and are not in a romantic relationship, there are decisions that must be made about any children they share. Sometimes, even when a parent loves his or her children very much, and is by all accounts a loving and attentive parent, it may work out better for the children to live primarily with the other parent. In one recent case, what appeared to be a beneficial move for the children quickly turned into an immediate change in child custody

A Texas mother waved goodbye as her children climbed into their father's car, off to live with him in another state. They did not make it very far, however, because the father was pulled over for an alleged driving infraction. When police looked into the vehicle, they were shocked to allegedly find firearms and drugs. The children, likely frightened and confused, were taken into state custody as the father was arrested. 

Authorities contacted the children's mother, and she naturally decided to retake physical custody of the children. In light of the father's bad choices and criminal behavior, a good argument can be made to establish or modify a permanent child custody order to protect the children from further danger. It can be difficult to explain to a child that he or she cannot see the other parent, but in cases like this, it is an action of love and protection. 

If a Texas parent needs to establish, modify or enforce a child custody order, there are several steps to take. To get the ball rolling, many parents choose to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a client through each stage of the legal process and make sure that proper action is taken to protect any children involved. 

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