Denton County Child Custody Attorneys

Advocating for Your Best Interests

Child custody is one of the most important matters that must be settled following a divorce or separation. The decision directly affects the child, the parents, and each party’s parent-child relationship. With so much on the line, it’s imperative that you recruit professional legal help to protect your best interests.

Our team at Pfister Family Law has decades of collective experience guiding clients through the child custody process. We’re familiar with the system and offer a personalized approach to advocate for your specific goals.

Discuss your case with our Denton County child custody lawyers today: (972) 370-5172.


We’re Here For You

We have successfully represented clients throughout the Frisco area who have been in a Divorce or dealt with a custody battle.

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Board Certified - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas Academy of Family Law
  • Super Lawyers

How Do Texas Courts Make Custody Decisions?

Custody decisions could originate from a collaborative agreement between coparents or a judge’s decision of what would protect the child’s best interest.

When the court is left to make the final call on custody, they aim to keep both parents at least somewhat involved in the kid’s upbringing, as that is typically what is best for the child. As such, parents are often named joint managing conservators. With this role, parents share the authority to make medical and educational decisions. However, only one parent will have the right to determine the child’s residence.

What Not to Do During a Child Custody Case

It’s important for a guardian to be a positive and responsible caretaker. As such, you should remain on your best behavior before, during, and after your child custody hearing. Your efforts to gain custody could be made difficult if you: 

  • Damage your ex’s property
  • Fight with your ex
  • Interrupt your kid’s normal schedule
  • Post pictures of you excessively drinking
  • Speak poorly of your ex online

Any evidence of these behaviors could be detrimental to your case.

What Judges Consider When Contemplating a Child’s Best Interest

Custody decisions are centered around a judge’s efforts to protect the child’s best interests. The court considers factors that would impact the kid’s emotional and physical wellbeing, such as: 

  • Each parent’s financial situation
  • Each parent’s living situation
  • Either parent’s history of domestic violence
  • Either parent’s history of substance abuse
  • The ability of each parent to care for the child
  • The child’s preference (if they are 12 or older)
  • The relationships that the child has with each parent

These are only some of the factors a judge may consider. Our Denton County child custody lawyers can help you submit ample evidence to the court to demonstrate your ability to care for your child.

Denton County Child Custody Lawyers

At Pfister Family Law, we’re devoted to helping you work towards a child custody agreement that protects you and your child. We will represent you in litigation or negotiation, and remain available to help you with whatever complications may arise throughout the case.

Reach out to our Denton County child custody attorneys today: (972) 370-5172.

Why Choose Us?

While there are many other Frisco-area firms and attorneys who could handle your family law case, there are very few, if any, who have the credentials and experience that our attorneys do.

But that is just one of the reasons to choose us. There are many other reasons why Pfister Family Law is the firm for your family law issue.

Click here to view John Pfister's oral argument at the Texas Supreme Court.

You Are Our Focus

At Pfister Family Law, we put our clients first. We truly care about you and the future of your family. We understand that, for you, this isn’t just another case—it’s your life. Because of this, we hold ourselves to a high standard of legal representation and client services. Our attorneys are communicative and accessible; we answer phones 24/7 and strive to return all calls within 24 hours.

No matter what your current circumstances may be, we are here to help. We proudly serve individuals and families in Frisco TX and throughout Denton County, Collin County, and the Texas surrounding areas. Reach us by phone or via our online contact form to get started today.

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