Texas Child Custody: Managing and Possessory Conservatorships

Aug 7, 2018
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Welcome to Blair Patricia Law Firm, a leading legal firm specializing in child custody cases in Texas. With our decades of experience, we understand the complexities involved in managing and possessory conservatorships. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the various aspects of Texas child custody laws and provide valuable insights to help you navigate through this challenging process.

Understanding Child Custody in Texas

When it comes to child custody, Texas follows what is known as the "best interest of the child" standard. The court's primary consideration is the child's physical and emotional well-being, ensuring their safety, and promoting a stable environment.

1. Types of Conservatorships

In Texas, child custody is referred to as conservatorship. There are two primary types of conservatorships:

  • Managing Conservatorship: This refers to the parent who has the right to make important decisions regarding the child's upbringing, such as education, healthcare, and religious matters.
  • Possessory Conservatorship: This refers to the parent with whom the child primarily resides, granting them physical possession and access to the child when it's not the other parent's allotted time.

2. Factors Considered in Custody Determination

When determining child custody arrangements, Texas courts consider various factors, including:

  • The child's preferences (if they are old enough to express them)
  • Each parent's ability to provide for the child's physical and emotional needs
  • The child's relationship with each parent and other significant individuals in their life
  • Any history of domestic violence or substance abuse by either parent
  • The proximity of the parents' homes to facilitate visitation

3. Creating a Parenting Plan

To establish custody arrangements, Texas encourages parents to develop a parenting plan that outlines the roles and responsibilities of each parent. This plan should address important aspects like the child's schedule, decision-making authority, and the process for resolving conflicts.

Legal Assistance for Child Custody Cases

At Blair Patricia Law Firm, we understand the emotional and legal complexities that come with child custody battles. Our team of experienced attorneys specializes in Texas family law and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome for you and your child.

1. Legal Expertise

With decades of experience in child custody cases, our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the Texas legal system. We will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring you are well-informed and prepared.

2. Customized Approach

Every child custody case is unique, and we recognize the significance of tailoring our approach to meet your specific needs. Our attorneys will gather all necessary information, evaluate your circumstances, and develop a comprehensive strategy to protect your rights and the best interests of your child.

3. Strong Advocacy

We are dedicated to providing strong legal advocacy on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys will vigorously represent your interests in court, presenting compelling arguments to support your case and advocating for the custody arrangements that serve your child's well-being.


Navigating the complexities of child custody cases can be overwhelming, but Blair Patricia Law Firm is here to support you. With our extensive experience and a client-centered approach, we will strive to achieve the best outcome for your child custody matter. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a favorable resolution.

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