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Experienced Legal Advocacy for Texas Parents & Their Children

When going through a divorce where children are involved, decisions will need to be made regarding custody. The hope is that couples will be able to reach a mutual agreement that is best for everyone involved. Sadly, it does not always work out this way. When disagreements over child custody occur, spouses will need to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney.

If you are facing a child custody dispute, turn to the West Houston child custody lawyer at Schouten Legal. With a background of working at a high-end law firm, Attorney Schouten has a reputation for giving clients a big law firm experience with a small law firm feel.

Dealing with a child custody matter? Call (832) 772-5774 to discuss your case with the experienced divorce lawyer at Schouten Legal.

About Child Conservatorship in Texas

In the state of Texas, child custody is called conservatorship. This term refers to the legal rights and responsibilities of a parent. When parents cannot agree on a custody plan, a family court will decide the terms of a conservatorship.

The two types of conservatorship in Texas are:

  • Joint managing conservatorship
  • Sole managing conservatorship

In a joint managing conservatorship, both parties share the rights and duties of a parent. The rights and duties can be allocated in different ways by an agreement or court order. Conversely, a sole managing conservatorship means that only one parent is granted the right to make certain decisions for their child.

The court will determine which type of conservatorship is right for the child, basing the decision on the child’s best interests.

A judge will determine the best interests of the child by considering several factors, including:

  • The cooperation between parents
  • The stability of each parent’s home
  • Each parent’s future plans for the child
  • The child’s physical and emotional needs
  • The ability of each parent to raise the child
  • The child’s preference, if over the age of 12
  • The child’s primary caregiver prior to the divorce
  • The child’s relationship with other family members

Rely on Schouten Legal for Your Child Custody Matter

Your child deserves the best, and you deserve to have high-quality representation. Let Schouten Legal’s experienced child custody attorney in West Houston protect your rights and fight for your best interests.

Reach out today at (832) 772-5774 to schedule a consultation.

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