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Joint Custody

Conservatorship

A. Sole Managing Conservatorship vs. Joint Managing Conservatorship

  • Sole Managing Conservatorship
  • Right to primary possession
  • Right to receive child support
  • Right to make decisions
  • Possessory Conservator
  • Right to visitation
  • Duty to pay child support
  • JMC With Primary Possession
  • Right to primary possession
  • Right to receive child support
  • Joint right to make decisions
  • JMC W/out Primary Possession
  • Duty to pay child support
  • Right to visitation
  • Joint right to make decisions
    [1] Sole Managing Conservatorship:
    [2] Joint Managing Conservatorship

B. Standard of Change for Future Modification

The standard for modifying conservatorships (ie attempting to change custody) in the future is virtually the same. This should not be a consideration in determining whether to be a “sole” or “joint” conservator unless the children may be moved to another state (where the laws may differ as regards these titles).

C. Differences in Visitation and Child Support for “Sole” vs. “Joint”

There is no difference in the payment of child support or in the amount of visitation to be awarded between the different types of conservatorship. Joint Managing Conservatorship is presumed in the best interest of kids.

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