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Helping Houston Families Protect Their Parental Rights

Texas refers to child custody and visitation as conservatorship and possession. If you are a parent, grandparent, stepparent or relative of a child and you are concerned about your conservatorship and possession rights, it is crucial that you work with a compassionate family law firm like Vaughn Law PLLC.

We are truly a family firm with an experienced, caring husband-and-wife team. Clients in Houston and throughout Southeast Texas turn to us to advocate for their rights when it comes to complex family law matters such as child custody, visitation and divorce.

How Does Texas Handle Conservatorship?

In our state, there are two types of conservatorship:

  • Joint managing conservatorship: Both parents share rights and responsibilities for the child.
  • Sole managing conservatorship: Only one parent has rights and responsibilities for the child. The other parent is often a possessory conservator who has the right to spend time with the child but not make major decisions about them.

Judges issue conservatorship orders with the presumption that it is in the child’s benefit to have both parents in their life whenever possible. They weigh a variety of factors such as the child’s relationship with each parent and whether one parent has a history of substance abuse or criminal activity.

Resolving Allegations Of Domestic Violence

One of the biggest factors that affects conservatorship and possession is domestic abuse. If a parent has credible allegations of domestic violence against them – even if not directed toward the child – the court frequently withholds that parent’s custodial rights. Because we practice criminal law in addition to family law, we know how to resolve domestic abuse cases as quickly as possible and give you a strong chance of staying active in your child’s life.

Discuss Your Child Custody Goals In A Free Consultation

Our lawyer is ready to sit down with you to talk about your kids and your rights. Please call our office at 281-699-6173 or send us an email to schedule a completely free initial consultation.