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How do sole and joint-managing conservatorships differ?

Couples experiencing a divorce who have children have more to figure out than how assets will be divided. In these situations, placement for the children is one of the most important things to be decided during the separation process. Along with child custody being determined by the court, sole-managing conservatorship or joint-sole conservatorship is also assigned to one of both parents.

When a parent is granted sole-managing conservatorship, that parent is responsible for all decisions that are made pertaining to the child, unless otherwise noted in court order. The decision that are made will cater to the child?s well-being, as the parent will determine where the child will primarily reside, child support, medical treatments, etc.

When a parent is granted joint-managing conservatorship, most of the decisions pertaining to the well-being of the child are made by both parents. The parents may share in the decision-making process, but primary possession will be awarded to only one parent and the other parent has no say in this decision.The parent who does not have primary possession may request visitation rights to see their child.

Before the court makes a decision, all factors need to be evaluated. The court will examine each parent?s finances, relationship with the child and their ability to provide the child with a home that is safe and stable. Upon completion of the examination, sole-managing conservatorship or joint-managing conservatorship will be awarded.

If you are seeking sole-managing or joint-managing conservatorship of your child, a Sugar Land divorce attorney can assist you with the process.

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