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In Texas, some of the terminology used to refer to child custody has changed. Now, the parent with sole physical custody is now called the sole managing conservator and the party with visitation is the possessory conservator. When parents have joint custody, they are the joint managing conservators, with rights and responsibilities being allocated between the two parents.
Do not be concerned about all the different terms. That is what we at the Law Office of Marlene Dancer Adams, in Houston, Texas, are here for. We have extensive experience handling all aspects of child custody for our clients. Whether you are addressing child custody issues within the context of a divorce or have never been married to the other parent of your children, our firm can help you understand your rights and options under Texas law.
If you have questions or concerns about child custody in Texas, contact us online or by phone at 713-529-2501 or toll free 888-820-0846 today.
When both parents are appointed joint managing conservators (previously called joint custody,) it means the sharing of the rights, privileges, duties and decision-making powers of a parent by two parties. It is possible for one party to be awarded exclusive power to make decisions in certain situations. Though "joint" makes it sound equal, this does not mean that both parents have equal physical time with the children. In most cases, their primary residence is established and a physical visitation schedule is established with the other parent.
Child Custody Modification and Enforcement
When a custody arrangement and parenting plan agreement is not being upheld by either parent, it is important to go through the courts to either modify or enforce the agreement. If arrangements are made without the court's approval, a parent may be subject to consequences if he or she is found to be in violation of the existing order.
Contact an Experienced Divorce Mediation Lawyer Today
To further discuss child custody, the changing terminology, how to modify custody or other family law issues, get in touch with us today. Contact our Houston, Texas, law firm at 713-529-2501, toll free at 888-820-0846 or contact us online. We can help with all aspects of your child custody and parenting time issues.