As someone going through a divorce in Texas, you understand intimately that it's more than a cut-and-dried severance and a small stack of papers, especially if a child is involved. At the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway, we strive to help minimize this complex and often stressful process so that every party deals with as few issues as possible and the child's best interest is protected.
So what exactly needs to be looked at when determining the duties and rights of you or your ex-spouse when it comes to your child? Depending on your level of amiability with each other, the thought of their involvement may or may not be a comforting one. However, working to come to an agreement is an important part of the mediating process. Together, you may need to decide:
- Who will make the health decisions
- Who the child will primarily live with
- Who can make decisions regarding the child's education
- Visitation schedules
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. You can plan out everything down to who is allowed to attend school functions such as plays, parent-teacher conferences, and so on. You may even come to an agreement on whether one or both of you will have access to important records such as medical, educational, dental, and so on.
Decisions should be made with the child's best interest in mind regardless of what they are. If you and your ex-spouse would like to read more about the possibilities of mediation, you may want to take a look at our web page on mediation and child custody.