Are you filing for a divorce in McAllen? If so, then be sure to include a custody order. In Texas, legal custody can only be approved by a court judge. Working with our family lawyers in McAllen can minimize the hassle of divorce and custody proceedings. Learn more about filing for a custody order below.
What Type of Custody Are You Seeking?
The parent who’s been granted custody is called the “conservator,” and there are three types:
- A joint managing conservator decides the child’s living arrangement and shares the decision-making responsibility with the other parent.
- A sole managing conservator has exclusive rights in making decisions about their child.
- A possessory conservator has no custody but still has legal rights as a parent.
Choosing Your Reason
There are many reasons for wanting sole custody of a child.
A judge can order custody as part of a:
- Divorce case
- Paternity case
- Family violence protective order case
- SAPCR (Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship) case for visitation rights or medical and child support
Our Family Lawyers in McAllen Can Help
Our family lawyers can explain your rights as a parent, start the filing process, represent you, and organize your case.
Reach out to our family lawyers if:
- Your ex-spouse has already hired a lawyer
- Your ex-spouse contests your case
- You need help filing for custody or want to modify a custody order
Contact our Family Lawyers in McAllen!
Contact us in McAllen for more information about filing for child custody or to set up a consultation today!