Will Your Ex-Spouse be a Managing Conservator of Your Child?

Custody of children is a difficult issue for many families facing divorce in Montgomery County or Houston. Who will make decisions that impact your child? When will you be able to see and spend time with my child? What will your ex-spouse’s role be in making decisions for and spending time with your child?

The two terms you will hear often when discussing custody and children in your Montgomery County divorce are “Managing Conservator” and “Possessory Conservator.” The managing conservator essentially has all of the rights and responsibilities that every parent holds. A possessory conservator plays less and sometimes no role in decision making and only enjoys access to the child.

Texas Family Law requires that both parents be appointed as joint managing conservator of a child unless it would not be in the best interest of the child because doing so would significantly impair the child’s physical health or emotional development.

Is there any way to avoid having your ex-spouse appointed as Joint Managing Conservator in your Montgomery County Divorce case?

Yes, but it is not easy. Your Montgomery County Divorce Attorney will have to prove that having your ex-spouse appointed as joint managing conservator would significantly impair your child’s physical health or emotional development. It is not impossible, but it is an obstacle. In addition, if there is a history of family violence involving the parents then the Montgomery County Divorce Court does not assume that joint managing conservatorship is in the best interest of the child.

Contact me if you need help with a custody dispute or are concerned about how divorce may impact access to and visitation with your child.

The Woodlands Divorce Resource is here to help you with your divorce, child custody, or other family law issue in Montgomery County or Houston. Many of our visitors come from the areas of Conroe, Oak Ridge North, Cut and Shoot, and other communities in the Montgomery County area. If you need legal assistance with your family law issue speak with a Conroe Divorce Attorney today.

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