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Child Custody Attorney in Southlake

Individualized Approach & Zealous Advocacy

Michelle Purvis understands the seriousness of child custody disputes and is dedicated to helping clients gain or maintain custody of their children. In cases involving child custody disputes and visitation plans, she develops a customized strategy that focuses on the straightest path to resolution. Minimizing the negative impact on children is her priority.

Michelle can tenaciously represent you in all issues related to child custody including:

Contact Michelle Purvis Law at (817) 809-8199 to request a consultation.

Handling a Variety of Child Custody Matters

With interest and experience in dealing with challenging child custody and visitation issues, Michelle can help you navigate a wide range of issues.

For example, she can help you with:

  • Child custody and visitation orders for children with special developmental or medical needs
  • Cases involving drug or alcohol abuse by a parent
  • Psychiatric and psychological issues that are negatively impacting the parent-child relationship
  • Parental alienation or defending against accusations of alienation
  • High-conflict dynamics between parents
  • Protection for children in danger by obtaining emergency orders from the court
  • Emergency orders for return of children held in violation of court orders
  • Relocation and moving away after divorce

In a child custody or visitation case, Michelle understands the necessity of working with mental health professionals, amicus attorneys appointed by the court, ad litem attorneys, parenting facilitators, parenting coordinators, counselors, and teachers to ensure that the best interest of the child is protected.

How Is Child Custody Determined in Texas?

In Texas, the courts don’t give preference to the mother or father for custody matters based on their gender. Rather, there are several other factors that they will use to make their decision. Ultimately, the goal is to make a judgment that is in the best interest of the child. Some of the deciding factors include:

  • Child’s age
  • Child’s preference
  • Child’s needs (emotional & physical)
  • Each parent’s relationship with the child
  • Health of each parent
  • Financial situation of each parent
  • History of abuse with either parent
  • The home environment provided by each parent

Be sure to contact our firm’s child custody attorney to learn more about these factors and more.

Prepared to Fight in the Courtroom

When parents work together at co-parenting, conflict is minimized and a healthier environment is created for children. However, in some instances, parents are unable to agree regarding matters relating to their children. When contested hearings or trials are necessary, Michelle can zealously represent you in court to protect both you and your children.

The outcome of your child custody or visitation case will have a substantial and long-lasting impact on your child’s life. Consult Michelle Purvis Law on how to protect the best interest of your child in a way that creates a healthy family life for your child.

Call Southlake child custody lawyer Michelle Purvis at (817) 809-8199 today. She serves clients in Southlake and throughout Tarrant County.