The child's best interests must always be the primary consideration in determining custody, without regard to the sex of the child or parent. Sole or joint custody may be assigned, but it must be presumed to joint management restorations. A finding of a history of family violence, involving the parents of a child removing the presumption in this subsection. The Court must use the following factors in determining custody:If the physical, psychological or emotional and child development will benefit from the appointment of conservatives joint management. The ability of parents to give priority to the welfare of the child and reach shared decisions in the best interests of the child. If each parent can encourage and accept a positive relationship between the other parent and the child. If both parents participated in breeding before filing the suit of the child. The geographical proximity of the residences of the parents. If your child is 12 years of age or older, preference of the child, if any, with regard to the person to have the exclusive right to designate the principal residence of the child. Any other relevant factor.
[Based on Texas statutes; Family code, chapter 153]CHILD SUPPORT:
The Court may order one or both parents to claim a child as specified by the order:Until the child is 18 years of age or until graduation from high school, whichever occurs later. Until the child is emancipated through marriage, through the removal of the disability of minority by court order or other operation of law. Until the death of her son. If your child is disabled as defined in this chapter, for an indefinite period.
The Court may order that the child support paid periodic payments, a lump sum and annuity purchase, setting the property to be administered for the support of the child as specified in the order, or a combination of these methods aside. Even the court orders medical support for the child, as well as ordering income withholding to ensure payment of child support.