At The Law Office of Patricia Jay, our legal team provides thorough representation for custody and visitation. We understand the challenges you may be facing due to contested matters. Our San Antonio child custody attorney, Patricia Jay, can evaluate your situation from every angle to determine the best course of action.
In Texas, child custody, visitation and parental decisions are governed by conservator agreements.
Joint managing conservatorship — Parental rights, decisions and duties are shared by both parties, although one parent may have the right to make certain decisions.
Sole managing conservator — This parent, generally with custody, holds all decision-making power for the child.
Possessory conservator — This parent usually only has visitation rights and is excluded from the decision-making process.
When you risk losing the power to make vital decisions in your child’s life, it is important to contact a skilled attorney. We have the experience you need to defend your parental rights. We also assist in custody modification if these arrangements have already been decided in court.
Standard Possession Orders
Texas courts follow the best interest of the child standard when deciding custody and visitation. Standard possession orders can include:
- Every other weekend with your child
- Having your children live with you for one month in summer
- Alternating holidays
As part of your divorce, there must be provisions for conservatorship and possession of any children of the marriage. Our firm has experience handling possession orders for parents who reside 100 miles or more apart, as well as for parents residing within 100 miles of each other. If you and the other parent cannot reach an agreement, we will protect your rights at trial.
Military members have unique challenges. You can seek mutual agreement provisions to address your unique situation. We can discuss your concerns and deployment issues to help you resolve custody and visitation matters.
Bexar County Visitation Attorney
We invite you to contact us online or at (210) 223-7100 to discuss your family law, criminal law or collections matter with a qualified lawyer. We are located in downtown San Antonio. We offer free parking. Se habla español.