Texas child custody laws strive to decide over the child custody and visitation in such a way that it serves the best interests of the child.
It can offer a joint custody, where the parents become the joint conservators in making decisions regarding the child,
or it may offer sole custody.
Factors for determining custody:
If the child is over the age of twelve, the child’s preference is considered,
but for minor children, the courts consider diverse factors that include:
- Emotional bonding and the physical needs of the child
- Any issues of domestic violence or child abuse
- Parent’s willingness to support the child in his/her relationships
- Child’s adjustment to the school and the society around