What does it mean to be a conservator of a child?
In the state of Texas, courts will use the term conservator to describe the person is appointed as a guardian of a minor. When a court declares someone as the conservator of a minor, they will be legally responsible for the care and custody of the child. This term can also be used in cases where someone of age has been recognized by the courts as unable to care for themselves. In the state of Texas, parents can be considered conservators, as well as other adults in the case of the minor’s parents being absent, deceased, incarcerated, or otherwise unfit or unable to fulfill the legal duties that come with custody of a minor.
Rights of A Sole Conservator in the State of Texas
In cases where one parent or guardian is granted a sole managing conservator role, they will be given exclusive rights to make decisions for the minor involved. In the state of Texas, the sole managing conservator will be granted all of the following exclusive rights and responsibilities of the child or children in their case, including but not limited to:
-The choice of primary residence for the child
-The right to consent to medical treatment for the child, including dental and psychological treatment
-The right to choose how child support is spent on child
-The right to represent the child in cases of substantial legal significance
-The right to choose where your child attends school and the type of education they receive
If you are currently going through, or considering filing for a divorce in the state of Texas, the attorneys at Renken Law Firm are here to help. We understand how stressful going through a divorce can be, especially in cases where custody of a child or children is concerned. We work to help you find long term solutions that fit the unique needs of you and your family. Whether you are seeking sole custody of your child, or are looking to share custody with your spouse, we can help you. We work closely with our clients because we know that every divorce case is different and want to ensure the needs of you and your children are being met. Divorces do not happen overnight, so do not hesitate to reach out and begin the divorce process. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your family get the results you need.
Child Custody Attorneys in Houston
Renken Law Firm is here to help couples who wish to dissolve their marriage, whether that be through divorce or legal separation. We are here to help those who are ending marriages that have been contested, uncontested, or collaborative. We are fully prepared to help you navigate the specifics of your case. All marriages are different, making each divorce equally unique with its own set of needs that must be addressed. Contact our law office to explore your options moving forward, and find out how we can help you.
Renken Law Firm, PLLC
11500 Northwest Fwy #618
Houston, TX 77092