Answering Common Questions About Conservatorship

Determining custody arrangements is not always easy. While the goal is to find a solution on your own, that isn’t always possible. The Law Firm of John & Morgan, P.C., is here to help. We have worked with families throughout Texas who are navigating these complicated decisions. If you have questions about conservatorship, it is important to discuss your options with an attorney you can trust. For your convenience, we have created a list of frequently asked questions. After reading through them, schedule a consultation to talk about the specifics of your case by calling our Houston office at 713-934-7000. You can also email us by clicking here.

Does the law favor one parent over the other? Will the mother have an advantage?

Texas law does not favor one parent. The standard policy is to maintain the relationship between the child and both of their parents. The only time this changes is when there are evidence-based issues that one parent may be facing.

What must I prove in order to get partial conservatorship or full conservatorship?

The court will always do whatever is in the best interest of the child. As mentioned in the previous question, a judge wants to keep the relationship strong between parents and children. However, you must show that you are capable of providing a safe, stable and nonviolent environment. You have to be able to financially, emotionally and physically support them.

How will I know what the right arrangement is for us?

Each case is different. In an ideal world, you and your partner are able to reach an agreement on your own. If that happens, it is still important to file the legal paperwork so there are no issues down the road. When you can’t reach a solution on your own, our attorneys will do everything they can for you. Our job is to advocate for your rights and the rights of your children.