Child Custody & Visitation

At GoransonBain, we pride ourselves on our ability to bring tempers and overheated situations under control. There is no area of family law where this talent is more important than in child custody. Every member of our team understands that the care of your child is your number one priority as a parent. While we always fight assertively for our clients’ rights, we also strive to keep the best interests of their children at the forefront – it is also our chief priority.

Most mothers and fathers recognize that having a positive and nurturing relationship with both parents is an important part of a child’s self-esteem and well-being. However, the stress and negative emotions that accompany most family law disputes can, in the heat of the moment, interfere with a parent’s ability to recognize the harm caused by ongoing parental conflicts. As with all of our family law services, we strive to avoid unnecessary emotional pain for your family. If we notice your child is struggling, we will discretely bring it to your attention.   As a parent is trying to protect or do what is best for his or her child, it is important to manage the emotional and financial costs of custody litigation on the parties and the child.


When proceedings or tempers threaten a beneficial resolution that serves the child’s best interests, we strive to bring a pragmatic and reasoned tone to the discourse. Our goal is to help our clients resume their normal lives as soon as possible and to lay the foundation for a stable and positive environment for the child in the years to come.

Our child custody lawyers are experienced with handling child custody and child visitation rights on behalf of mothers, fathers and grandparents. For more than 25 years we have helped residents of Dallas, Austin and Plano resolve their family law matters. As with all our services, we aggressively litigate a case before a judge or jury, and assertively work toward a positive outcome through collaborative law or other non-adversarial resolution methods.

Alternative dispute methods may result in unconventional solutions because they are tailored for your unique situation.  For example, a parent who works long hours or the night shift might argue that their schedule is the most appropriate for the child. Using collaborative law techniques, you and your spouse – with the help of an attorney – can agree to an arrangement that accommodates the professional schedules of both parents, as well as the child’s school schedule.  Through mediation or collaborative law methods, we will develop a child custody plan that fits your distinctive situation.


If you have children, and are contemplating a divorce, it is crucial to talk to a capable child custody lawyer as soon as possible – in fact, it is impossible to seek legal counsel too soon. Call or email our Dallas child custody lawyers to schedule a consultation.

During your consultation we will give you a clear idea of what may lie ahead, and help you to better understand how you can achieve your goals with minimal impact to your children.  You will have the opportunity to ask us questions and together we can begin creating a family law plan that is as unique as your family.