For most parents, child conservatorship (custody) is the number one — and the most difficult — goal when going through a divorce. There is no single path to a resolution, and at times you and your spouse may be choosing different destinations.
You need a lawyer who can keep the big picture in mind as you navigate a path on this road. Contact my Sugar Land, Texas, office at 281-201-4879 to discuss the particulars of your custody goals.
Clarifying Your Priorities
In Texas, the child custody terminology is a tangle of words and phrases rarely used in daily life — "periods of possession" and "joint managing conservatorship." In regular language, those terms mean "time of visitation" and "joint legal custody." One might think that a possession order has to do with dividing up your assets and property, but it is actually the term for the court document that establishes visits for parents.
The laws are just as complex as the terminology is, especially when a conservatorship situation includes grandparents or a third party in addition to the parents. As an experienced conservatorship lawyer in Fort Bend County, can steer you through the twists and turns so you reach the destination you're aiming for.
Who Gets the Kids and When?
Put more simply, conservatorship is about with whom the kids are going to live, for how much of the time, and what rights each parent has to determine the child's affairs. I can help you map a course through the various options, point out the most reasonable expectations and strategies, and put together a parenting plan that works for you and is in the best interest of your children.
I can also assist you in assembling the visitation schedule that is right for non-custodial parents. A number of things can interfere — an attempt by the primary custodian to restrict child access, a parental relocation, remarriage or the need to modify a custody or visitation obligation, owing to sudden changes in lifestyle. I look for the kind of common ground that maintains prominent roles for both parents during a child's upbringing.
If you are struggling through a child custody issue, contact me at 281-201-4879. As a Sugar Land visitation rights attorney, I can help you learn more about your options under Texas law.