Child Custody

Dallas Child Custody Attorney

A divorce will be a life-altering event in any child’s life. It can be nearly as difficult for parents to come to grips with the fact that their relationship with their child will change dramatically. An experienced divorce lawyer can go a long way toward helping you create a workable custody plan. I am Dennis A. Fuller. Over my career I have helped many families effectively resolve many custody matters.

In any custody dispute, courts are required to follow what is in the best interests of the child. As your attorney, I fully share these goals and will work diligently to help you maintain, retain or rebuild your relationship with your child.


In Texas, child custody involves two issues: conservatorship and possession. Conservatorship refers to each parent’s rights to make decisions about the child’s health, religion, education and general welfare. Typically, courts will presume that both parents can share in this role, serving as Joint Managing Conservators. In some unusual situations, such as when there is a history of family violence, one parent may serve as a Sole Managing Conservator.

In family law, the word possession refers to when and under what circumstances you each have possession of your child or children. Generally, parents will either agree on a possession schedule or the court will develop a parenting schedule. While these concepts are fairly straightforward, creating a sensible arrangement can be complex, and in most cases involves considering factors that you have never had to anticipate before. Moreover, litigation in child custody disputes can be stressful, uncertain and expensive. Whenever possible I try to help my clients resolve their differences through thoughtful negotiations, mediation and collaborative law. Of course, when there is no reasonable alternative to litigation, I am prepared to be a strong advocate for you and your children.


While my law firm is based in Dallas, I regularly represent clients across the state. Call 972-852-8500 to schedule a consultation.