How do I get Child Custody in Texas?
Instead of using the term “custody”, the laws under the Texas Family Code refers to parenting plans composed of “conservatorship”, “possession and access” and “support”. “Conservatorship” can be defined as legal custody of a child and relates to which parent(s) may make decisions for the child, such as about the child’s education or health. “Possession and access” refers to visitation or when each parent will have physical custody of a child. “Support” includes child support, medical support, and arrears.
Often used colloquially, “primary” parent means that such parent has the exclusive right to designate the child’s primary residence; this does not mean that such parent is the primary decision maker for the child nor that such parent has sole custody.
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