In Texas, a conservator is the court-appointed custodian of the property or financial affairs of a person who is under the age of capacity or who has been declared legally incompetent. During a divorce, at least one person needs to be declared a managing conservator.
A managing conservator must be a parent, a competent adult, an authorized agency, or a licensed child-placing agency. This applies to grand parents also.
Many times, circumstances dictate for the court to appoint one of the parents a Sole Managing Conservator. Why? Because it would be in the best interest of the child pursuant Texas Family Code §153.002.
The best interest of the child shall always be the primary consideration of the court in determining the issues of conservatorship and possession of and access to the child.
Our divorce lawyers always inform our clients that a divorce is between a husband and a wife; however, many times it would be best for the child is the child was removed from a particular parent. This is when our lawyers can help.
Conservatorhip, possession and access can be complicated issues for any person going through a divorce. Let our lawyers help you and your children.