Child Custody

In most cases, it is in the best interest of the children to have both parents involved in their lives. It is important to outline a proactive and complete child custody strategy to protect the rights of the children, and to ensure both parents can come to an agreement with regards to decision-making powers for the children. If you are going through a child custody case or attempting to negotiate a parenting plan in a divorce suit, there are three main areas that will need to be decided – Conservatorship, Possession and Access, and Child Support. As can be expected, the best interests of the child are the main concern in any custody case.If you currently have final orders regarding your children but one of the parents desires changes to those orders, a modification suit may be filed. The Law Office of Melissa A. Cook, PLLC, is experienced in initiating and defending modification suits, which are often complex and highly contested. However, if you and your ex-spouse are in agreement to making changes to a prior order, we can assist you in finalizing a modification suit and obtain new final orders that work best for your children.