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What matters in child custody
First things first, prior to any legal engagement please make your attorney aware if:
- Safety is a concern for you and your child;
- Your case is a high conflict case;
- The other parent has an attorney; or
- Your child has any disabilities.
In a Texas court, custody of the child is referred to as conservatorship. There are two types of conservatorship: a Joint Managing Conservatorship and a Sole Managing/Possessory Conservatorship.
The Texas court generally supports agreements that provide the child with consistency and stability. Ideally, this would include arranging for both parents to have an active role in the child or children’s lives. Unless there are any allegations of abuse, neglect, or criminality of one parent, the court will generally favor orders appointing joint managing conservatorships.
It is imperative to consult a lawyer to ascertain which factors would affect your specific case.