Child Custody Serving Families Throughout McKinney, TX & Surrounding Areas

Child Custody Lawyer in McKinney, TX

When a marriage or long-term relationship with children comes to an end, parenting responsibilities do not. One of the biggest worries you may have is how your children will be cared for and whether those plans will be legally binding. With the help of an experienced child custody lawyer, you can protect your children’s best interests and your peace of mind.

At Petitt Family Law, we focus our practice solely on matters pertaining to family law concerns. We can help you through your divorce and create personalized child support and custody arrangements. These allow you and your family to move forward to the next chapter of your life. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options.

Why You Should Hire A Child Custody Lawyer at Petitt Family Law to Handle Your Custody Arrangements

Figuring out the details of child custody arrangements can be frustrating and exhausting without professional legal help. Hiring a dedicated child custody lawyer to help you create the best custody order for your family allows you to provide for your children’s future.

At Petitt Family Law, we are fully knowledgeable and skilled in handling all custody disputes. We can help you with an initial custody order or with a custody modification when circumstances change. Having correctly prepared and legally enforceable plans can take a lot of weight off your shoulders.

Melody Petitt brings 20 years of background and skill in handling the most challenging cases involving child custody and support. She carefully guides both parents through this emotional time with compassion and reason.

Experience Handling Child Custody Matters in Texas

One of the most crucial requirements for a family law attorney is being trustworthy. When it comes to the custody of your child, you need to feel that they understand your situation and concerns. You may feel fear, anger, and bitterness, but also hope for a better future after everything is settled. We are competent in all child custody matters, and we devote ourselves to helping you throughout the decision-making process.

Securing the well-being of your children means making important decisions with clear and knowledgeable legal guidance. We can help you craft child support agreements that meet the needs of the children, the custodial parent, and the non-custodial parent. We are skilled in managing complicated child custody cases, including those where parents live far apart.

Child Custody Agreements That Are Fair to All Parties

Texas prefers that parents come to an amicable and satisfactory agreement about custody and visitation before appearing in court. Working out the details with a dedicated attorney lets you control the outcome of your divorce or child custody case.

We help you build an agreement that addresses who will have legal custody of your children and a visitation schedule. We take into consideration the parental rights of each person to create a parenting plan that is always in the best interests of the child or children. Factors such as distance, safety, and transportation are included to create a visitation plan that allows each parent to make the most of their parenting time with their children.

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Hear From Our Happy Clients

    "Smart, quick, and thorough."
    Melody Petitt handled my case quickly and thoroughly. I was so happy with her dedication to keeping my family and I safe and getting the proper legal measures in order. She was able to get my Protective Order filed and eventually won while keeping me informed and confident through the whole thing. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
    - Anonymous
    "Simply the best lawyer I have ever had."
    Simply the best lawyer I have ever had. I have had the pleasure of having her work on my case for a year. She is full of information and guidance. She is not afraid to tell you if what you think is a bad move and direct you in the right direction. She will not let you down.
    - Anonymous
    "Words can’t express my gratitude, thank you Melody!"
    Custody situations are not fun and as a father, it always seemed like an uphill battle but because of Melody I had not the best legal representation but a group of people who had my back and made sure that my son’s best interest was always THE priority. Melody was relentless in ensuring that the job was done right and successfully. Words can’t express my gratitude, thank you Melody! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THINGS RIGHT!
    - Josh
    "Amazing results. My only regret is not hiring her initially several years ago."

    Melody exemplifies everything that I needed in an attorney. She followed through on every aspect of what she said she would do. Along the way, she always kept my interests in mind when following up with the courts and giving me closure. All this in just a few short weeks before closing out the 2020 year during a pandemic.

    In my previous experiences, I’ve always had to chase down my attorney or come up with the solutions on my own. Melody was the exact opposite of that. Replies were very timely, and she came up with solutions prior to discussing with me with any setbacks that would come up.

    My only regret is not hiring her initially several years ago.

    - Anonymous
    "Melody and Stacy are a dynamic pair that you can trust to have your best interests in mind always."
    Responsive, efficient, so knowledgeable about the law and what you need to get through the process. Melody and Stacy are a dynamic pair that you can trust to have your best interests in mind always. Love them.
    - Kayti
    "Melody is the attorney who took the bull by the horns."

    You don’t know what you don’t know. However, you do know when something is not working out. With that said, I went through a couple of attorneys before being represented by Melody Petitt and that made all the difference.

    I will start off saying that the divorce process is like a game. And the law is the rule book, which is a constant that does not change. Where the game gets interesting are the players involved, petitioner, respondent and legal team. Every case is unique, yet some attorneys approach the process as if it’s all the same. However, in my case, we were dealing with a high conflict personality; and, it cannot be taken lightly. Unlike my prior attorneys, Melody jumped on my case and took the time to really understand my situation and what we were dealing with. She took the time to educate me on the law and how it applied in my situation, whether it was something I wanted to hear or not. The law is the law. She knew how to deal with the opposing party. Strategy was the key, and she was prepared for anything. She earned my trust and with that trust, she help make this process tolerable. Most importantly, she was able to get my case wrapped up in a timely manner with a desirable outcome. An outcome that would not have been possible otherwise. I highly recommend Melody Petitt.

    - Dai
    "Melody saved my case."
    When Melody took over my case, it was going nowhere, the previous attorney had done nothing for months but allow opposing counsel to stall, allowing my case to become dormant, luckily that attorney left the firm. When Melody took over she immediately began filing motions, requesting documents that previously had been denied. The outcome of my case was not all I’d hoped for, but Melody made sure I was able to maximize and make the best out of a bad situation. She was always honest, forthright, and meticulous in her handling of the case. She even pushed for the firm to credit my account for work that the previous attorney had not completed. If you want integrity, honesty, and hard work, definitely hire Melody Petitt as your counsel.
    - Tomas
    "She was an excellent partner through the whole process."
    Melody handled my case with care & logic. She challenged me when I was leading with emotional rather than logic, and understood when she needed to pull back. She was an excellent partner through the whole process, and I have already recommended her to others.
    - Anonymous

Why Choose Petitt Family Law?

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