Nonparent Custody

Helping to Preserve the Best Interests of Children

Few people would argue that they want something other than what is best for their children. Unfortunately, due to the subjective nature of parenting, determining what is best for a child can be difficult. In Texas, the presumption is that a child's biological parents are the best choice to raise the children. That assumption is not always correct, however, and gaining custody of a child that is not biologically yours can be a difficult legal journey.

I am attorney Patricia Hibler, and I help clients throughout the greater Houston, Texas, area receive custody of the children they love. The focus at my firm - The Law Offices of Patricia Hibler - is to give people the counsel they need to reach their goals. I am committed to not only providing strong representation but also to helping people make decisions that will positively affect their life in the short and long run. Contact me online or call 713-581-8297 to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer.

Will We Get Custody?

When clients contact me, one of the first questions people ask is, "Will we be able to get custody?" Although I wish there was a straightforward or simple answer, there is not. Whether or not nonparent custody will be awarded is dependant on your situation and numerous factors, such as:

  • Is child protective services (CPS) involved?
  • Has the child been removed from their parents' home?
  • Is there a need for a third-party parent to step in for placement?

I have been through this process myself, and I understand what an emotional and question-filled time this is. When clients contact me, I take the time to understand your entire situation and the circumstances surrounding your relationship with the child. Contact me online or call 713-581-8297 to schedule your appointment with an experienced law attorney.