What does Joint Custody mean?

“Joint Custody” is a term commonly used by parents; however, the legal term in Texas is called Conservatorship. It is presumed to be in children’s best interest for their parents to be named Joint Managing Conservators, which determines what rights and duties will be assigned to the parents and how decisions for the children will be made. Separate from Conservatorship, issues of visitation (possession and access) also needs to be addressed in a final order. Joint Managing Conservatorship does not necessarily mean the children will spend equal time with each parent, although it can. Visitation (possession and access) is separate and apart from Conservatorship, as well as, Child Support. Contact the Law Office of Melissa A. Cook, PLLC to get more information on the best solution for you and your children.

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