Custodial Parent

The court will name one parent as responsible for establishing the child’s primary residence and may designate the geographic area of that residence. This parent is the primary joint managing conservator or sole managing conservator of a child, commonly referred to as the “custodial parent (CP).” The CP usually receives child support and is also … Read more >

Joint Managing Conservators Rights and Responsibilities

Texas law presumes that both parents should be joint managing conservators. When considering restrictions on rights and possession, the judge can consider a history of domestic violence, and the amount of time the parent has spent with the child. Read more about the rights and duties of a sole managing conservator. Standard Rights and Duties … Read more >

Sole Managing Conservator and Possessory Conservator – Rights and Responsibilities

The OAG addresses the following issues in a Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship (parents are not married): child and medical support, and conservatorship and possession and access (parenting time). This section addresses the parenting portion—conservatorship and possession and access. In most cases, the standard possession order (SPO) is included in your OAG child support … Read more >