Child Custody and Visitation Attorney in Round Rock, Texas

How do you help resolve child custody?

Austin, TX family law attorney Jessica Houghtby shares how she helps resolve child custody cases.

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so a child custody case um is really a
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couple of it involves legally a couple
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of components but
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when a client initially approaches me
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about a child custody case
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it usually has something to do with
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um a possession schedule
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or decision making rights and that
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client is usually pretty distraught
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because typically either in a divorce
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situation that involves a custody case
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or a custody case itself you had parents
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that were likely together at one point
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that are used to spending unlimited time
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with the children
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and now inevitably they’re going to
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spend
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less time with the children because
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they’re separated and the children
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obviously can’t be at both houses at the
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same time so a client that approaches me
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about a child custody case is typically
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primarily concerned about where the kids
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are going to primarily live and what a
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possession schedule is going to look
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like and in texas we call a child
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custody case a suit affecting a
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parent-child relationship and
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the custody portion that people are
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normally talking about
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is um what we call conservatorship which
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is decision making rights and that kind
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of thing and where the kids are
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primarily going to to live and then the
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second aspect of a custody case is a
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possession schedule um and and those two
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aspects together really are the
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emotional aspects of a custody case
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there’s also in a custody case there’s
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also child support which can
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create some emotions and negative
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feelings
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because then you’re talking about
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payment for children and and that’s a
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touchy subject for some people as well
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and so what i normally do with my
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clients is i when i’m meeting with them
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i discuss with them
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um
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the facts of the case and i try to give
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them an assessment about what i think a
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court is going to do
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about what’s in the best interest of the
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children and i think ultimately that’s
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what my clients are
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trying to provide me with information
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about what’s in the best interest of the
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children

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