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Child Custody – Conservatorship

In Texas, the term “full custody” is not really a term that is used when dealing with Texas child custody concerns. Parents are considered “conservators” of their children, and they can be either joint managing conservators, or one parent may be the sole managing conservator. Conservatorship defines the legal rights and duties the parents have in raising their children. However, it does not define the amount of time each parent gets to spend with his/her child. In Texas, there is a presumption that the best interest of the child is served by having the parents named joint managing conservators. However, any history of violence between the parents or involving the children allows the court to not appoint the parent perpetrating the violence a joint managing conservator. Joint managing conservators generally share the rights and duties involved in raising their children. The primary legal residence of the child is only determined by one parent who has the right to collect child support from the other.

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