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Child custody agreements might need to be creative

Coming up with child custody and visitation schedules in Texas is something that requires careful thought. For some parents, special circumstances necessitate creative custody agreements that allow the parents to have an active role in the child's life without putting the child's well-being in jeopardy. While Texas laws do allow for some creativity when it comes to these schedules, it is imperative that each parent knows how these laws should be applied and interpreted. This means having a complete understanding of the precedents set in similar cases.

For people in industries that require unusual work hours, such as utility workers, members of the military, medical professionals and other shift or on-call workers, having strict schedules governing when they can have their child likely won't work. In those cases, having someone who knows about time sharing laws can help you to work out a flexible schedule that puts your child first while not making it impossible to uphold your end of the child custody agreement.

There is no reason why a working parent should be penalized because of needing to make a living. Taking advantage of the experience we have in child custody matters might help you to discover creative ways to keep your rights protected as you move through the child custody proceedings. You don't have to sacrifice your job to play an active role in your child's life if you are willing to think outside of the box and look into the possibilities that Texas laws allow when it comes to parenting time. To learn more, explore our child custody webpage.

Source: Sisemore Law Firm, P.C., "Creative Custody Schedules" Sep. 04, 2014

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