When parents divorce, deciding where the child or children will live is one of the toughest issues and can often lead to custody battles.
“Custody” is called “conservatorship” in Texas. There are two types of conservatorships ─ sole conservatorship, where one parent has all the child care rights and duties and joint conservatorship, where both parents share in child care rights and duties.
In a joint conservatorship, courts usually give only one parent the right to decide where the child lives. Alternatively, the court can designate the county in which the child will reside. Even though one parent is usually named the primary custodian, children can often spend as much as 45 percent of their time with the other parent (the non-custodial parent). Time spent with children can include vacations, holidays, weekends, overnights and hours after school.
We discuss your wishes about determining your child’s primary residence, decision-making about your child’s education, healthcare, health insurance, religious upbringing and so on. Our lawyers can help you draft a proposed parenting plan then work to help you achieve your goals in court or out.