Protecting Your Child's Best Interests

Are you a parent who must make difficult decisions about child custody because of an impending divorce or separation? You can count on the Law Offices of Jennifer S. Goldman, P.L.L.C., to help you make legally sound decisions that are in the best interests of your child. We represent divorcing spouses as well as unmarried parents in the Dallas area.

The goal of Texas family courts is to approve a child custody arrangement that benefits the child. As a former assistant district attorney, Jennifer S. Goldman is familiar with the family court system, and she frequently works with families to craft a child custody plan that meets their child's needs.

The phrase "child custody" is actually shorthand in Texas for the word "conservatorship." We can work with you to determine a conservatorship plan that designates where your child will reside and who will make important decisions about his or her education, health and general well-being. Although these decisions are ultimately based on each family's specific circumstances, it is common for parents to share parenting responsibilities.

Achieving Solutions In And Out Of Court

When parents disagree about child custody and visitation matters, emotions understandably run high. We do everything in our power to mitigate conflict between parents and help them reach an agreement outside of court, whether through collaborative law or mediation. In general, this low-conflict approach is best for everyone involved, including the child.

We also provide strong representation to parents who need a judge to make a child custody decision. Whether you are going through an extremely difficult divorce or your co-parent is refusing to cooperate, we can explain your options for reaching an amicable agreement and, if need be, protect your parental rights and your child's interests in court.

Changing Custody Orders As Your Life Changes

We recognize that even when a child custody order is finalized, it may have to change down the road, depending on your child's needs. Our law firm is a strong resource for parents who need to modify their child custody arrangements.

An Attorney Who Cares

If you are looking for legal representation in a family law matter, it is important to know that we truly care about you and your family. We can help you make decisions that protect your child and support your family's needs. If you find yourself dealing with the bureaucracy of Texas Child Protective Services (CPS), we can help you understand your rights and options.

For more information about child custody, collaborative divorce or another area of family law, please call our Dallas law office at 469-522-3269 or email us.