Jeff-Johnson

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Texas Family Law

Attorneys

Fathers’ Rights Attorneys

Protecting Fathers’ Rights, Child Custody And Visitation

While Texas family courts are not as one-sided as they used to be, some courts seem stuck in the 1950s. They don’t think dads are bad; they just think moms make the dinner and get the kids ready for bed while dads work until 6 pm and only see the kids on the weekend. That’s simply not a reality for many Texas families.

If you’ve been a big part of your child’s life, there’s no reason you shouldn’t continue to be so after your divorce. Your contribution as a father is invaluable to your child’s development and your contribution as a parent should be fully recognized by the court.

Before you head into a child custody case – especially if your former partner is presenting you as an absent dad, an uncaring dad, or worse, an abusive dad – talk to a father’s rights attorney. At the Fort Worth office of Johnson McNulty we’re dedicated to protecting you and your children.

Fathers And Primary Custody

While Texas does allow shared parenting, where each parent has the child 50 percent of the time, we rarely see that kind of child custody order coming out of family courts. The judge usually awards primary custody to one or the other parent.

There really is no reason why fathers can’t have primary custody. We’ve taken these cases to trial and won by making a strong case for our client’s parenting abilities. In fact, in one case, we were able to overcome false charges of child abuse that had kept dad out of the picture for more than two years. In the end our client won primary custody of his kids.

Keeping Kids Close To Home

One important thing to consider at the time of your child custody case is whether the other partner is likely to want to relocate some distance away. If you receive visitation instead of primary custody, you may want to ask the judge for a geographic restriction in your court order so that your children stay close enough for you to maximize your parenting time, not your travel time.

We also defend the interests of the visitation parent when it comes to relocation. While the courts are sympathetic to parents who need to move for valid reasons, it’s not a slam-dunk decision in favor of the moving parent. You may be able to seek a change of custody at this time; at the very least, the travel needs and expenses of the child will have to be considered.

Your role as a father does not end with the end of your marriage. We are here to protect fathers’ rights in child custody. Contact a Texas family law attorney at Johnson McNulty. Call 817-576-6537.

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Based on 23 reviews
Megan Williams
Megan Williams
2022-09-17
I can’t say thank you to Jeff, Chloe, and Lupe at Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz, PLLC enough. Jeff’s skillful practice in the courtroom, cognizant strategies to decrease financial burdens, and everyone’s time and diligence in preparation have been amazing. They always answer phone calls and emails with a quick and knowledgeable response. The whole office has been very kind and empathetic towards me despite my sometimes exhausted and emotionally wrecked communications. The whole group shows that they truly care and fight for their families. I can’t recommend this group enough. So very thankful for them!!
Miss Muggwamp
Miss Muggwamp
2022-09-05
Easy location to find. Very friendly & helpful. Great attorneys especially D. Wright. Ive known him for over 20 years He has the experience you need for all areas of laws – civil, probate and family. He and the other attorneys plus support staff we’re very sympathetic while assisting me in probating my parents estate.
Dwayne Belkowski
Dwayne Belkowski
2022-01-23
Best attorneys in town for Family law. Highly recommend.
Larry Wuzhere
Larry Wuzhere
2019-03-30
A few months ago I found myself to be a target of the one of the most oppressive and powerful entities in the Texas government- The Office of the Attorney General- Child Support Division. This out of control entity has little to no oversight and is empowered to wreck lives with NO REPERCUSSIONS. I tried to find someone in the OAG management to help correct the situation but that only escalated the attack against me and my livelihood. They seized my bank accounts and and placed liens against my property. Fortunately for me I turned to the law firm of Johnson, Loyd and Schmitz. Mr. Johnson put together a legal plan of action and moved quickly to provide relief to my situation. I put my trust and future into his hands, and just as David slew the Mighty giant Goliath-so Mr Johnson brought the mighty Office of the Attorney General to its knees. My life and property are now secure from improper confiscation and harassment from this entity. Thank you Mr Johnson you were truly a God send when my future was bleak at best. A grateful client, Larry Morris
Virgil Martinez
Virgil Martinez
2019-03-05
I recently was looking for a family law attorney and sent in a request for consultation with Johnson, Loyd, & Schmitz. I was contacted by Jeff who was amazing. He wasn’t pushy and he was extremely personable. He guided me and gave me the advice I needed. I would recommend anyone to call on this team if they are in need of legal services. Thank you guys and if I need any legal services again I will be coming back!

* Johnson Loyd & Schmitz was a previous law firm that is now Johnson McNulty, Attorneys At Law.