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An Overview of Child Custody in Texas

In Texas, child custody is known as conservatorship. If you are trying to work out an arrangement between your former partner regarding parenting time, Goldsberry, Portz & Lutterbie, PLLC, can help. During the last 20 years, we have worked with hundreds of families, and we can help you with your challenges.

Our founding attorney, Shari Goldsberry, is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This certification means we are more than qualified to handle complex cases.

Finding Unique Answers to Your Specific Situation

Having a lawyer who can clearly express your concerns is the best way to advocate for yourself. Our team remains professional, even in difficult situations. What makes these cases especially complicated is that conservatorships are unique to the family.

Conservatorship and Possession

There isn’t one solution that will work for everyone. In most cases, Texas presumes the parents should be joint managing conservators. This means that parents share decision-making responsibilities, as it is policy to keep both parents involved with the life of the child.

On the other hand, the custodial parent (primary conservator) is the parent the child may live with most of the time, and that parent  may receive child support. The other parent is known as the possessory conservator and is entitled to visitation with the child. A possession order is used to determine how the child will physically split their time and is part of the parenting plan.

Will a Standard Possession Order Work for You?

If you and your child’s other parent can agree, you can create a possession order that works best for your child. If you cannot agree on a possession order, the court will impose a Standard Possession Order. If that doesn’t work for your family there are several other variations of a Modified Possession Order that can be used that contain different time schedules for the child.

There are numerous ways to make your family succeed, and our attorneys can help you determine which one will work best. Whether you are going through a divorce or are a father seeking parenting time, we have the experience and knowledge to help move through the process successfully.

Schedule a Consultation

After listening to your situation, our team will provide you with potential solutions. We aim to set clear expectations and communicate effectively. In doing so, we can work together to find a solution. Call our offices in Texas City today at 281-485-3500 to schedule a consultation. You can also fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Brazoria, Galveston and Fort Bend counties and throughout the Houston area.