Child Custody (“Conservatorship”) in Texas
In the state of Texas, child custody is legally referred to as “conservatorship.” Conservatorship refers to the legal rights and responsibilities of parents.
Either way you refer to it, Texas family courts look at one thing above all else when making a custody decision – what is in the best interest of the child.
Our team of experienced family attorneys take conservator (custody) cases very seriously. As such, we will protect your rights with integrity, compassion, and by working within facts to ensure a desirable outcome for you and your child(ren).
Types of Child Conservatorship
In Texas, it’s very similar to child custody. Instead of joint/sole custody, it’s referred to as joint managing conservatorship and sole managing conservatorship. It’s important to remember that these do not necessarily dictate visitation and access to a child, but rather determines the right to make parental decisions.
Joint Managing Conservatorship (JMC)
Very common in Texas, a JMC is where both parents share rights and duties of decision-making involving the children.
Sole Managing Conservatorship (SMC)
A SMC means only one parent will have the legal rights and duties to make decisions involving their children.
Between conservatorship, and visitation, divorce cases in Texas can be complicated when they involve children. In every case, the primary goal of our attorneys is to identify and address your concerns, minimize the negative impact on your children, and fight to ensure the best outcome.
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Consulting a Tarrant County Custody Attorney
We know that child custody is a sensitive issue. Be sure you have a dedicated and detail-oriented family lawyer on your side when it comes to keeping your children secure. Call us at (817) 887-9158 for more info on how the Hardy Law Group can help in your Dallas/Fort Worth custody case.