Conservatorship in Texas: Protecting the Best Interests of Children

Conservatorship, often referred to as child custody, is a vital aspect of family law that determines the legal rights and responsibilities of parents or guardians for the care and well-being of their children. At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we understand the significance of conservatorship in shaping the lives of children and families, and we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate this complex area of law with compassion and expertise.

Types of Conservatorship


In Texas, conservatorship includes two main types:


1. Sole Managing Conservatorship

This is when one parent or guardian is granted the exclusive right to make major decisions regarding the child’s upbringing, including education, medical care, and religion.

2. Joint Managing Conservatorship

In joint managing conservatorship, both parents or guardians share decision-making responsibilities regarding the child’s welfare. It is the preferred arrangement, emphasizing the importance of both parents in a child’s life.

The Best Interests of the Child


In all conservatorship cases, the primary consideration is the best interests of the child. Texas family law courts prioritize the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of the child when determining conservatorship arrangements.

Factors considered include:


  • – The child’s age, needs, and adjustment to their home, school, and community.
  • – The physical and emotional well-being of each parent or guardian.
  • – The ability of parents to cooperate and make joint decisions in the child’s best interests.
  • – Any history of family violence, neglect, or abuse.
  • – The child’s preference if they are of sufficient age and maturity to express their wishes.



Rights and Duties of Conservators


Conservators are granted specific rights and duties, which can include:


  • – Right to make educational decisions: Determining the child’s school and educational path.
  • – Right to make medical decisions: Authorizing medical treatment and care for the child.
  • – Right to consent to surgery, medical treatment, and psychiatric treatment: Granting permission for specific medical procedures.
  • – Right to manage the child’s estate: Handling the child’s property, assets, and financial matters.
  • – Right to represent the child in legal matters: Making legal decisions on behalf of the child.
  • – Right to establish the primary residence of the child: Determining where the child primarily resides.



How We Can Help


The Law Office of Bryan Fagan is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support for families facing conservatorship matters. Our services include:

  • – Legal counsel and guidance for parents or guardians seeking conservatorship.
  • – Advocacy for the best interests of the child in court proceedings.
  • – Legal representation for divorce, custody, and visitation matters involving conservatorship.



Why Choose the Law Office of Bryan Fagan


  • – Experience and Expertise: Our attorneys have extensive experience in Texas family law and conservatorship cases, making us well-equipped to handle these matters effectively.
  • – Compassion and Empathy: We approach each case with sensitivity and a deep commitment to the emotional well-being of children and families.
  • – Tailored Solutions: Our strategies are customized to address the specific circumstances and needs of your family.



Contact Us Today


If you are facing conservatorship issues, whether as a parent, guardian, or concerned family member, don’t face these challenges alone. Reach out to the Law Office of Bryan Fagan for the legal support and representation you need to protect the best interests of your child and navigate the complexities of conservatorship.



Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step toward establishing a stable and loving environment for your child through conservatorship.

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