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We Protect Fathers’ Rights

Households today often have two parents with established careers that require them to work full time. Texas family law statutes do not favor one parent over the other when determining who will be designated as the conservator with the right to determine the child(ren)’s primary residence. .

At Mackoy, Hernandez, Jones and Woods LLP we have obtained primary care status for fathers in cases, when the facts support that finding. Most family court judges recognize that fathers can be equally effective parents and our attorneys have more than 100 years of cumulative experience, which provides them with ample insight on how to develop and present convincing arguments for fathers.

You Have To Be An Involved Father

Of course, the facts have to support a father’s claim of being an active and involved parent who deserves primary physical custody. In a contested custody dispute, a judge may rely on testimony from specialists, such as a child psychologist or guardian ad litem, who has interviewed the child and parents and provide a comprehensive report. A child’s teachers, coaches, neighbors, extended family and friends may also be interviewed to help gain insight into the child’s relationship with both parents.

Our family lawyers are not against mothers. We simply support fathers’ rights and recognize that in some situations, a father may be the more suitable primary caregiver. We represent fathers and mothers throughout Collin, Denton and Dallas counties from our offices in McKinney and Frisco.

Call 469-269-0134 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We will review the facts of your case, answer your questions and help you set realistic objectives regarding parenting time.