We Can Help You Manage Schedules And Maintain Relationships In Child Custody
Generally speaking, Texas law recognizes three types of child custody arrangements:
- Joint management conservatorship
- Sole managing conservatorship
- Possessory conservatorship
Joint managing conservatorship is the most common. But all three of these custody arrangements contemplate that both parents will have certain specified rights and duties to their children. A joint managing conservatorship arrangement usually includes a wider selection of equal rights and duties between the two parents. A sole managing conservatorship arrangement assigns a grater share of parental rights exclusively to one parent. A possessory conservatorship arrangements includes a more limited scope of parental rights.
Our sharp legal team at Law Thompson, P.C., can help clients create a custody and visitation plan that serves the best interests of the children while allowing appropriate contact between the children and both parents. Call us at 281-369-8665 to discuss the circumstances of your child custody situation.
How Is Custody Decided?
Custody and visitation arrangements can either be decided independently by the parents or by the courts. Generally, such decisions hinge upon what is considered to be in the “best interest” of the child, including factors such as:
- Family, school or community connections
- Parenting history
- Geographical distance between the parents respective residences
- The parents respective work schedules
- The comparative stability of each home
- The child’s stated wishes
- The health of the parents and the children
- Addiction or substance abuse history on the part of either parent
- History of family violence
- Relationships with other household members
- The child’s own special needs
That said, physical custody is not the same thing as legal custody. Even a parent who does not have joint or sole custody of his or her child still maintains legal custody, meaning that he or she is entitled to make some decisions about the care and upbringing of the children.
Quite often, child custody disputes can arise when one parent wishes to relocate with the child out of town or out of state.
Custody can be a difficult and emotional part of negotiating the terms of a divorce or other parent-child cases. But with the help of an experienced and attentive attorney like Travis Thompson, you can create a productive arrangement that prioritizes the well-being of your children.
Custody and visitation for unmarried parents is handled similarly for unmarried parents in many cases. We have represented both mothers and fathers in these situations.
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Call us to schedule a consultation to discuss your child custody and visitation concerns. Email us or call our Houston office at 281-369-8665. We represent clients in Harris County, Montgomery County and surrounding counties.