Child Custody in San Antonio, TX

The child custody attorneys at Bineham & Gillen, PLLC, provide assertive advocacy to those in San Antonio and the surrounding area. We make sure that you are able to spend a fair amount of time with your kids, and that the best interests of your children are protected. Our representation is individually tailored to your specific circumstances and based on your particular needs and goals. Our compassionate counseling and attentive service are matched only by our assertive advocacy, which is used to help you protect your rights and retain fair access to your children.

Finding the Best Options for Custody and Visitation

We represent you at all stages of custody matters, beginning with initial negotiations with the children’s other parent. If you and the other parent are unable to decide on a parenting plan and custody agreement, the court will step in and decide how custody should be allocated. The court will assess many factors — such as the stability of the homes, desires of the children, parental abilities and many others — in making its determination. It is vital to have an advocate representing you during this hearing, so that your story is told and you are able to look out for the best interests of your children.

Comprehensive Custody Representation

Whether negotiating with opposing counsel or representing you in court, our knowledgeable family lawyers are equipped to help with all aspects of custody, including:

  • Sole Custody
  • Joint Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Coordination of Schedules/Time Sharing
  • Primary Residence Designation
  • Contempt and Enforcement of Custody Agreements
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Geographic Restrictions for the Children

Custody issues do not just affect married people. Parents who are unmarried can seek custody under a Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR), which involves many of the same issues as a custody suit tied to a divorce.

How Does the Court Decide Custody?

The court issues a temporary order on custody based on a multitude of factors, which are based on the best interests of the child. Determining those interests means answering questions, such as:

  • Who is the primary caregiver?
  • Is the home physically and emotionally safe and stable?
  • What are the plans for the child?
  • How do the parents get along?
  • Which home best provides the means to keep the children together?
  • Which parent is best able to care for the child physically and emotionally? This includes considerations of fitness, such as violence and abuse.

Our experienced attorneys are aggressive in fighting for your rights. We negotiate with shrewdness and litigate with confidence. Schedule an appointment with us today for a free consultation about child custody.

When you are ready to discuss your child custody issue, call us at 210-541-6800 or contact our firm online to arrange a free initial consultation.