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Custody of adopted children after divorce

On Behalf of | Dec 23, 2022 | Adoption, Child Custody, Divorce

When parents divorce in Texas, one of the most important decisions they will have to make is who will be responsible for their adopted children. This can be not easy, as the parents may have different ideas about who should have custody. If the parents cannot reach a custody agreement, they may have to go to court to determine who is responsible for the children. However, parents can do a few things to help make this process easier.

Who gets custody of an adopted child after a divorce?

Adoption is a legal process where a child is placed with a new family. In a divorce, the parents may be responsible for the care and custody of the adopted child. In most cases, the court will decide who will get custody of the adopted child. The primary factors that the court will consider include the following:

– Best interests of the child

– Parenting skills of each parent

– Financial resources of each parent

– The geographic location of each parent

What happens if parents can’t agree on custody or visitation?

When parents divorce, their adopted children may be affected in different ways. If one or both parents can’t agree on custody or visitation, the courts will step in to decide what’s best for the child. Usually, the court will appoint a guardian to make decisions for the child until a reasonable resolution can be reached between the parents. The court may also order counseling for both parents and the child.

How long does a decision on custody or visitation take to be made?

In the majority of cases, a decision on custody or visitation will be made within six to eight weeks after the divorce is finalized. However, in some rare cases, it may take longer. The courts generally make decisions as quickly as possible after considering all the factors involved in each case.