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Child Custody in Sugar Land

Accomplished Child Custody Lawyer Serving Sugar Land, Texas

Preeminent attorney relentlessly upholds your parental rights

Oyster Creek Park in Sugar Land, TX
As one of the most affluent and fastest growing cities in Texas, Sugar Land is an ideal place to raise a family. In fact, 40 percent of all households here have children under 18 years of age living at home. But if you are going through a divorce, you have to be concerned about your children’s future and your right to maintain a loving relationship with them. You may also be facing post-divorce child custody issues that threaten to put you back on square one, at odds again with your ex-spouse. That’s when it’s time to reach out to Robert Reid McInvale, Attorney at Law. Child custody has been a special focus of our family law firm for more than 30 years.

Reliable child custody counsel for parents in Sugar Land

On the surface, Sugar Land looks like a pristine American suburb, composed of several master-planned communities, a largely white-collar work force, and a population known for its fitness. But parents in Sugar Land still face challenges raising their children, and those challenges are made even more difficult by child custody conflicts. If you are going through a divorce or have new or persistent custody conflicts with an ex, you can rely on Reid McInvale. Reid is rated “Superb” by Avvo in Child Custody, is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for his high ethical standards and professional ability, and was named winner of the Platinum Client Champion award for 2017.

Guidance with child custody arrangements in Sugar Land, Texas

Texas law refers to child custody formally as conservatorship. What people generally call legal custody is officially known in Texas as a managing conservatorship. A parent who has the authority to make decisions for the child’s health and welfare is a managing conservator. Whether and when your child lives in your home is determined under a standard possession order. A court-approved parenting plan could include the following arrangements:

  • Joint managing conservatorship — The parents share decision-making authority for the child’s health, education, and welfare. In this arrangement, parents often share physical custody of the child.
  • Sole managing conservatorship — Decision-making authority resides with one parent who usually has sole physical custody of the child.
  • Possessory conservatorship — When one parent is named sole managing conservator, the other parent has limited possession and access to the child as a possessory conservator. The order of possession sets out a schedule for visitation. The possessory conservator usually pays child support to the managing conservator.

The court considers numerous factors when deciding what custody arrangement serves the best interests of your child. As your advocate, we bring to the court’s attention all pertinent facts so the judge can make a fully informed decision based on your true circumstances.

Experience managing a variety of child custody disputes

In divorce actions, we work to negotiate a comprehensive marital settlement agreement to present to the court for approval. A detailed parenting plan is an important part of any settlement. If settlement is not possible or appropriate, we vigorously assert your parental rights in court to achieve the best possible result for you and your children. We are also available for any custody disputes that arise after the divorce is final. Post-divorce issues include:

  • Interference with visitation
  • Parental unfitness or child endangerment
  • Modifications of custody orders
  • Relocation
  • Fathers’ custody rights
  • Grandparents’ visitation rights

We serve all of the communities in Sugar Land, including Eldridge East, Mayfield Park, Brookside, Telfair, Crescent Lakes, Colony Meadows, Edgewater, Sugar Crossing, Sweetwater Estates, Old Mill Park, and Gardens of Avalon.

Contact an experienced child custody lawyer in Sugar Land, Texas

Wherever you are in Sugar Land, reliable help with your child custody dispute is only a phone call away. Contact Robert Reid McInvale at 866-959-7824, or contact our office online to schedule a consultation.

Come meet us at either of our TWO locations for your convenience:

1. West Office
16360 Park Ten Place,
Serving West Houston, Katy, Ft. Bend County, Cypress, and Sugar Land

2. NW Harris County Office
One Chasewood Bank Bldg.
20333 SH 249 @ Chasewood Park Drive, near Louetta and just south of Hwy 99
serving Tomball, Spring and The Woodlands

Your case can be handled by Reid McInvale in YOUR county of residence or any other county in the Greater Houston Area and the entire State of Texas.

Call for an appointment:

 Main number 281-955-1111
Toll-Free Number: 866-959-7824



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Robert Reid McInvale
Attorney at Law

Robert Reid McInvale is an experienced family law attorney with a comprehensive practice in Houston. He provides dedicated and strong advocacy for his clients, helping them with all the issues surrounding their divorce, separation, child custody, and other marriage and family matters. Attorney McInvale—Reid to clients and friends—seemed destined for a law career. Born while his father was attending Emory University Law School, Reid grew up in Manchester, GA. His father was the city attorney for many years, as well as head of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. It is in the family blood to become lawyers and help people get justice. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall is part of the McInvale family tree.

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