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DO WOMEN ALWAYS GET CUSTODY IN TEXAS?

No, women do not always get custody of children in Texas divorces or custody disputes. Child custody determinations in Texas are made based on the best interests of the child, without regard to the gender of the parent. Texas family courts are guided by a set of factors and considerations when deciding custody, and these factors include the ability of each parent to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the child.
It is a common misconception that women are favored in custody cases. In reality, Texas family courts strive to make custody determinations that are in the best interests of the child. Factors considered in child custody decisions may include:

  1. The child's emotional and physical well-being.
  2. The child's relationship with each parent.
  3. Each parent's ability to provide a stable and supportive environment.
  4. The child's age and preference (if the child is old enough to express a preference).
  5. Any history of family violence, abuse, or neglect.
  6. The child's educational and medical needs.
  7. The geographical proximity of the parents' residences.
  8. Each parent's willingness to facilitate a healthy relationship between the child and the other parent.
  9. Each parent's work schedule and availability for parenting.
  10. The ability of each parent to meet the child's financial, emotional, and developmental needs.

It's important to note that Texas law presumes that parents should have joint managing conservatorship (joint custody) unless it is proven to be against the best interests of the child. Joint managing conservatorship means that both parents share in the rights and responsibilities of raising the child, including decision-making and visitation.
In cases where parents cannot agree on custody arrangements, the court will make the final determination. When deciding on custody, the court does not give preference to one parent based on their gender. The focus remains on the best interests of the child and the individual circumstances of each case.
It's always advisable for parents involved in custody disputes to consult with an experienced family law attorney to understand their rights and responsibilities and to help navigate the legal process effectively.

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