Appealing a Child Custody Ruling in Texas

This video features Jimmy Vaught, a Family Law attorney based in Texas.

Austin Child Custody Lawyer

Video Transcript:

Judy Maggio: 

Can a parent in Texas appeal a child custody ruling, and when? Let's ask ask Austin lawyer Jimmy Vaught for this Ask the Lawyers Quick Question.

Jimmy Vaught: 

Anybody can appeal anything. Basically if they want to... They can appeal a child custody determination. Now they're more difficult because as far as child custody decisions, the trial judge has really a huge amount of discretion. And so when you appeal a child custody decision by a trial judge, you have to show that the judge has abused his or her discretion, which... Which can be pretty difficult to do. But it can be done.

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