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Texas Child Custody: Possession and Access & Conservatorship

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If you are going through a divorce in Texas, chances are that you are overwhelmed by a flood of questions. When children are involved, we realize that this adds a whole other level of stress and concern as you determine your custody arrangement with your ex-spouse. A lot of questions parents have are related to how much time they will get with their child or children. Will they have sole custody or do they want a joint custody agreement? Who will make all of the important decisions about their child’s life?

Texas State court puts all child custody issues into two different categories:

  • Possession and Access – This refers to which parents have physical custody over the children and also determines any visitation rights. Parents will have to come to an agreement on a schedule of when each parent can visit or have custody of the child, choosing either a standard or extended schedule.
  • Conservatorship – This involves the basic rights and responsibilities of each parent and whether or not they will be making the final call on medical decisions, schooling, religious upbringing, etc. There can either be Sole Managing Conservatorship, allowing only one parent to make these decisions; or there can be Joint Managing Conservatorship, allowing both parents to choose together.

No matter the type of custody arrangement you want, it is in your best interest to have an attorney by your side to protect your rights throughout the divorce process. If you and your spouse cannot come to a mutual decision about custody, the court may end up deciding it for you.

Put 95+ Years Combined Experience to Work for You

Let Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers work directly with you to create a custody plan that fits all of your needs and keeps the best interests of your children in mind, whether you live in Denton or anywhere in Collin County, TX. With over seven decades of legal knowledge, we know what it takes to reach a positive outcome and we are deeply committed to our clients.

Call our Denton child custody lawyers for a consultation today at (940) 293-2313!

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