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In Texas, the Courts presume that it’s in a child’s best interest for both parents to share joint conservatorship of the child. This means the parents share most rights, duties, and choices regarding the child, but one parent has the right of primary to determine where the child lives and goes to school. The other parent has visitation times and is often ordered to pay child support.


If you and your co-parent are dealing with a custody issue, it is advised you both seek legal counsel to resolve the matter. At Calfas Law Group we have assisted numerous Texas families, as we understand that the time after divorce is difficult, particularly when it affects the children.


We can help you navigate these support issues and arrive at a determination that serves everyone's interest. Whether you are approaching this process for the first time or need to resolve a dispute or petition for a post-decree modification, our knowledgeable San Antonio child support lawyers are ready to help with this and any family law matter that arises.

Remember, even seemingly insignificant changes in child custody need to be approved by the court. Call our offices at 210-405-8315 today to learn more.

Determining Custody in Texas

Under the Texas Family Code, the courts will consider parenting history and experiences of the parents involving the child(ren) in that case. This includes where the child physically lived most of the time and which parent made most of the classic questions of parenting, including but not limited to: educational decisions, medical care, who spends time caring for and nurturing the children.

Other factors that will be considered include:

  • The age of the children
  • The current health needs of the children
  • The location of the proposed residence to the child's school
  • The child's relationship/access to other family members
  • The child's preference (if they are old enough)
  • Any special needs the child has

Similarly to child support modifications, a parent can petition the court to modify or change the current order but only when they have shown the court that material and significant changes in the circumstances of the parties have changed, AND the changes are in the best interest of the child.

Help Through the Relocation Process

Relocating a child often comes up when the child’s parents are military or because of other economic factors. Depending on the circumstances and the age of the child, the court handles these cases with the most care. Relocating a child means removing him or her from her friends, family and support structure.

You need experienced child advocates who understand the issues that the court will consider and most importantly, your child’s needs in this difficult process.

Ready to start discussing your child custody matter? We're ready to hear your family's story. Contact us today to request an initial consultation.

Meet Our Experienced Attorneys

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    Neil Calfas

    Attorney

    Born and raised here, Neil has a true appreciation for the San Antonio and South Texas culture. Attended Roosevelt High School, University of Texas in Austin, San Antonio College, University of Texas at San Antonio, and St. Mary’s University College of Law. Neil began his legal career working for the very Best Criminal Defense Lawyers of their time.
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    Sergio Ybarra

    Attorney

    Sergio believes his purpose in life is to take his clients’ problems off their shoulders, using his skill and experience to guide them through the legal process and achieve the best possible results. By continuing to win jury trials for the Defense, he is pleased to know that every day he makes his purpose a reality.
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    Chase W. Butler

    Attorney

    Mr. Butler has been part of the Texas legal system for his entire life. From a family of attorneys and elected judges, Mr. Butler believes the practice of law is based on hard work, faith, and personal client relationships.
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    Frank E. Gonzalez

    Attorney

    Attorney Frank (Francis) E. Gonzalez is a life-long resident of San Antonio, Texas, having grown up just north of downtown. Frank has been licensed to practice law for 35 years, and comes from a family of attorneys, former judges, and former elected public servants.
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    Jonathan Chavez

    Attorney

    Jonathan is an Associate Attorney at Calfas Law Group, PLLC, practicing Criminal Defense. He practices both trial and appellate law in Federal and State courts.
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Why Choose Calfas Law?

  • Determined

    Litigation is what we are known for. If we have to litigate a case, we are always ready to do so on our clients' behalves.

  • Free Consultations

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  • Results - Driven

    Our goal is to obtain the highest favorable outcome for your case.

  • Trusted by the Community

    All of our attorneys have familiarity with the local courts, having presented many cases throughout our years in practice.

  • Experienced Attorneys

    We offer comprehensive counsel for a broad range of family law, criminal defense, and personal injury matters.

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