If you are facing a complicated divorce, custody battle, or other family law issue,... more
If you are facing a complicated divorce, custody battle, or other family law issue, seek dedicated legal representation that strives to achieve positive outcomes for you and your family. Alma Benavides has years of experience handling contested and uncontested family law matters. She has been actively involved in the Dallas county and Collin county courts. Alma Benavides educates her clien... view profile
I focus my practice in the area of family law in order to provide my clients with an... more
I focus my practice in the area of family law in order to provide my clients with an experienced perspective on divorce, child custody, post-divorce modifications, paternity, child support issues and adoptions. I am an experienced litigator but also have a passion for collaborative law. I believe that the best way to resolve family disputes is through the collaborative process. This process all... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.