Austin, TX asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas

Q: What does a father need to have for a compelling case in order for him to have custody of his children.

Mother and father were never married. And mother chose to leave

The father has a stable income and a house for the children. He also has a minimal criminal record in the past.

2 Lawyer Answers
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: There are so many factors to determine the best interest of a child. But mother and father have equal rights to their child. If the father is serious he should fight. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

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Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Mothers and fathers are equal under the law. It boils down to what the past history of caretaking has been, what the future caretaking plan is and what is in the best interest of the children.

There are also factors related to financial ability to care for the children, living arrangements, support system, parenting abilities, medical needs of the children, psychological needs of the children and a whole host of other factors.

Evidence supporting these factors should be presented for a compelling case.

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