Examining the Rights and Duties of Texas Parents

If you’re divorcing with a child, your Final Decree of Divorce will include a parenting plan. This plan outlines how you’ll parent your child until they turn 18 or graduate high school. It covers all key aspects of the child’s life and your role in it.

What Are Those Three Important Considerations That Make up a Parenting Plan?

When we discuss a parenting plan we are really talking about the following:

  1. Conservatorship
  2. Possession and Access
  3. Child Support

Three component pieces define your relationship with your child, regardless of your marital status. Similarly, non-divorced parents follow these principles, though they don’t formalize their plans in judge-approved legal documents.

If you’re thinking about divorce or child custody in Texas, you’re likely concerned about the time you’ll spend with your child post-order. Discussing “50/50” custody splits with friends and family is common to assess its practicality.

Your level of past involvement, whether as the neighborhood’s most active parent or one who could have been more present, leads to similar worries when initiating a family law case. These concerns are universal among parents facing such decisions.

Examining the Rights and Duties of Texas Parents

Conservatorship, a legal term, refers to your parental rights and responsibilities. In Texas, it covers duties and privileges about your child’s living, education, and medical care.

If parents separate, a court order can share or split these rights and duties. This might include independent rights, allowing each parent to make decisions alone, or jointly held rights, needing mutual agreement for major decisions. Understanding these arrangements is vital for effective co-parenting and supporting your child.

Possession and Access: Navigating Custody and Visitation

Possession and Access, often linked to legal disputes, fundamentally ensures children maintain stable, loving relationships with both parents. It involves custody and visitation schedules.

In Texas, these schedules prioritize the child’s best interest. They can be standard orders or customized arrangements, aimed at nurturing a healthy relationship with both parents. Parents must collaborate, setting aside differences to focus on their child’s needs and well-being.

Child Support: Ensuring Financial Responsibility for Your Child

Child support is a topic that often comes loaded with emotions and concerns. In Texas, child support laws ensure children get adequate financial support from both parents, irrespective of their marital status.

Child support calculations consider parents’ income, number of children, and any special needs. It’s meant to cover essentials like food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, and education. Complying with child support is both a legal and moral duty, securing your child’s future.

Part two of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC’s discussion on Conservatorship now up!

As always if you have questions on this subject or any other in the field of family law please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC. One of our licensed family law attorney would be honored to meet with you to answer your questions and discuss your particular situation in a free of charge consultation.


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Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC | Houston, Texas Child Custody Lawyers

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC routinely handles matters that affect children and families. If you have questions regarding child custody, it’s important to speak with one of our Houston, TX Child CustodyLawyersright away to protect your rights.

Our child custodylawyers in Houston TX are skilled at listening to your goals during this trying process and developing a strategy to meet those goals. Contact Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC by calling (281) 810-9760 or submit your contact information in our online form. The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC handles child custodycases in Houston, Texas, Cypress, Klein, Humble, KingwoodTomballThe Woodlands, the FM 1960 area, or surrounding areas, including Harris CountyMontgomery CountyLiberty County, Chambers CountyGalveston CountyBrazoria CountyFort Bend County and Waller County.

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