Child Custody Attorneys in Dallas

Helping Clients Resolve Custody Disputes

Who will retain custody of the children? This is one of the most stressful and contentious aspects of negotiating a divorce settlement. At Capetillo Law PLLC, our Dallas child custody lawyers care about the relationships between children and parents and fight for the best interests of your family.

If you are involved in a custody dispute, call (214) 506-0091 to learn how we can help.

Types of Custody in Texas

In Texas, child custody is known as “conservatorship” and there are two types: joint and sole managing conservatorship. In joint conservatorship, both parents share parental duties. Like a growing number of states, Texas has a presumption that both parents should share parental rights and responsibilities. However, the main legal standard used by courts is the best interests of the child.

Custody gives the parent the right to:Parent with custody of child

  • Make decisions regarding the education of children
  • Access health and medical records
  • Consent to treatment
  • Discuss the child’s education with teachers & school officials
  • Attend school events

Sole custody may be awarded when one parent has been absent from the child’s life, has a history of alcohol or drug addiction, or committed family violence. The non-custodial parent will generally be awarded visitation, unless the court feels that doing so will endanger the child’s physical or emotional well-being.

Resolving Custody Disputes

Sometimes divorcing parents are able to develop a plan for child custody and visitation on their own. Unfortunately, in many cases, custody disputes can drag on, costing both parties a significant amount of money in legal fees. When possible, our child custody attorneys in Dallas advocate for collaborative strategies, such as mediation. However, we are fully prepared to fight in court when necessary.

Give us a call today at (214) 506-0091 to discuss your custody situation and get personalized legal advice.

Meet Our Attorney

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    Kaitlin Capetillo
    Attorney Kaitlin Capetillo is known for providing personable and compassionate counsel. She deeply cares about what happens to clients once their cases are over, and plans her legal strategies with long-term goals in mind. Many of her clients have children and are concerned about how a divorce will affect their relationship. This is the most important aspect of a divorce for many people, and Attorney Capetillo keeps this in mind as she moves the case forward. However, priorities are different for every client, so you can rest assured that what’s most important to you is what’s most important to us.
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    Our attorneys are easily accessible to ensure that all of your questions and concerns are always taken care of.

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    We take the time to educate our clients; this allows you to be able to make the best decision for you and your family. 

  • Personalized Approach

    No two cases are the same; every case is tailored strategically to fit your goals.

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    You will work directly with an attorney every step of the way.

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