If you’re currently seeking a child custody order in McAllen, then you’ll probably hear the term “conservatorship.” This is a legal term for someone having custody of a child. There are three conservatorship roles:
- Joint managing
- Sole managing
- Possessory managing
Each determines the type of relationship you have with your child and the decisions you’re allowed to make on his/her behalf. Read on to learn about each.
Joint Managing Conservators
With this role, both parents are named conservators. However, the decision on how much time a child spends with either is decided by a judge and is included in a standard possession order.
Sole Managing Conservators
The sole managing conservator role is assigned by a judge to a parent who is given exclusive rights to make decisions for a child. A judge may assign a custodial parent to be the sole managing conservator, but the other parent can also have this role depending on the family’s situation.
Some decisions a sole managing conservator can make for a child include:
- Who the child will live with.
- The education he/she will receive.
- Consent to any medical or psychological treatments.
A possessory conservator is a parent who doesn’t have custody of their child. However, this person still has parental and visitation rights but cannot make decisions concerning the child’s well-being.
Fight for Your Custodial Rights
Are you fighting for a custody order? If so, contact our child custody lawyers in McAllen for a consultation. We will do what we can to explain the process and point you in the direction you need to go. Reach out to us to explore your options.