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San Antonio Child Custody Lawyers

Caring for the Needs of Your Family

At Villa & White, we understand how important your family is to you, which is why we are here to provide you with legal representation that aims to protect your future with them. As child custody cases can often be difficult for both you and your children, our legal team believes in approaching your case with compassion and sensitivity. Whether you are seeking sole custody, visitation rights, or child support payments, our San Antonio family lawyers stand ready to help you.

For a free consultation about your San Antonio child custody case, please give us a call today at (210) 625-4313.

Conservatorship in Texas

Unlike other states, Texas uses the term "conservatorship" instead of "child custody." The parent who is granted custody (usually named the custodian) is known as the "conservator," and is the parent who is given legal rights over the child or children. While it is possible to reach an agreement out of court, parents who are unable to agree on major points will likely require a family court judge to preside over their case. Whether you need legal help with drafting a written agreement or are seeking legal advice for a court case, call Villa & White to get the help you need.

A parent who is granted conservatorship is given the following rights:

  • Ability to discuss the child's medical needs with physicians
  • Make decisions about the child's education
  • Consent to medical treatment

Joint Managing & Sole Managing

The two types of child custody in Texas are joint managing conservatorship (JMC) and sole managing conservatorship (SMC). In a JMC, both parents share legal responsibility for the child, with each parent being given specific responsibilities. In an SMC, one parent is granted the legal right to make decisions over the child's well-being. The court may grant conservatorship to only one parent for a number of reasons, such as when a parent has a history of violence.

If you are in need of child custody legal counsel, please contact us online or at (210) 625-4313.

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