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Galveston Child Custody

There used to be a general assumption that only one parent would have custody of a child after divorce. These days, though, Texas courts understand the importance of keeping both parents active in their child's life.

From our office in Dickinson, Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C., is here to help you navigate the divorce process and achieve creative solutions that help you remain an active, loving parent to your child. Please contact our law office to schedule a free initial consultation.

Achieving Creative Solutions for You and Your Child

Child custody and parenting-time arrangements are the most important part of many divorce and family law cases. As a family law specialist certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, I have handled a wide variety of child custody issues, and I work hard to protect your rights as a parent while never losing sight of your child's best interests.

For more than 30 years, I have been helping families resolve their disputes and move on to a brighter future. Whether you are dealing with relocation of your child, problems with visitation or difficulty in agreeing on a parenting plan, my staff and I can help.

I also represent Galveston-area parents in divorce mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution that frequently proves to be less expensive and less time-consuming than going to court. Mediation also tends to aid in protecting children from the negative aspects of parental conflict.

Resolving Out-of-State Issues for Parents

Sometimes parents who have recently moved to Texas come to me for help with issues related to their divorce or child custody order in another state. Because each state has its own child custody and divorce laws, it is important to obtain legal counsel when you relocate to Texas.

I have the knowledge and experience needed to help you understand how your new situation affects your rights and obligations in Texas and in your previous state of residence. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) applies across state lines, and whether you are moving to Texas or leaving Texas, you must make the right legal changes to prevent confusion between the states.

In far too many cases, parents find themselves in legal trouble because they failed to take the correct cross-jurisdictional measures after relocating with a child. Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C., can help prevent that from happening.

New Dickinson City Office Location

To provide easier access to our Galveston County clients, we recently opened a new law office in Dickinson. Call us at 409-392-1511 to explain your situation.

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