Duggan & Associates, PLLC attorneys understand that your children are the most important part of your life. We work hard to help our clients understand what legal rights and protections are available to them. We listen to our client’s concerns and their desires at to the outcome of their case. Our attorneys can help create effective and creative solutions in cases where agreements between parents can be achieved. Regardless of whether an agreement can be made or not, our attorneys are responsive, aggressive and represent our clients with unwavering dedication to their case.
Texas refers to “custody” as conservatorship. Orders involving the rights and duties of parents or someone who cares for a child are done in a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship. In a divorce, a conservatorship order will be done at the same time as the divorce. Parties who are not married and have children can also seek an order of conservatorship.
Conservatorship orders will generally contain an allocation of the rights and duties of each parent or conservator, a schedule of parenting or visitation time, and an order of financial support including child support and medical support.
Many factors could become relevant when a court renders a conservatorship order, but all orders will be rendered as to what is in the best interest of the child.
Once an order involving a child is put in place, the order remains subject to modification at any time until the child turns 18 years old. A modification suit can be filed to change the terms of an order when there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances since the previous order was put in place.