San Antonio Child Custody Attorneys

In Texas, the terms possession and access are used in reference to child custody and visitation. Custody and visitation orders are issued by a court either as part of a divorce case or as a matter involving unwed parents. Child custody orders can have a long-lasting impact on the children and adults involved.

In approaching a divorce or addressing a custody situation involving children born outside of marriage, it is important to obtain proper legal counsel. If your goal is to establish child custody arrangements that are fair and equitable, our firm can assist you.

Bexar County Lawyers For Parenting Plans And Visitation Arrangements

At Shelton & Valadez in San Antonio, Texas, our family law practice is adept at handling matters related to child custody and visitation. Our attorneys can help you:

  • Establish or negotiate a fair parenting plan
  • Deal with concerns about time sharing and its relationship to child support
  • Answer questions about how statutory custody concepts relate to your situation
  • Petition a family court for modification of a custody order if the circumstances warrant it
  • Enforce a custody or visitation order
  • Determine if a third-party counselor can help you resolve your custody matter through mediation or another non-adversarial method

Every custody situation is different. Our lawyers can evaluate the details of your situation and help you protect your interests and the interests of your children.

Mediation As A Solution

Mediation provides a facilitated negotiation environment that is collaborative, efficacious, cost-effective and more confidential than litigation. It is ideal for businesses and individuals who like to fashion their own remedies to problems and maintain as much autonomy as possible.

Domestic relations lawyer Wade Shelton is a professional mediator and a charter member of the Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He also provides arbitration services, effectively serving as a private judge who can render decisions on critical matters outside of court.

Contact Us To Learn More

Contact Shelton & Valadez to discuss your custody concerns with an experienced San Antonio child custody lawyer.