Sole Custody

In Texas, sole custody allows the parent given rights and responsibilities. These responsibilities can include but are not limited to:

  • Where the children will live
  • Any major medical related decisions, including psychiatric and psychological treatment
  • Making any legal decisions for the children
  • Receiving child support
  • Making decisions about the children's education
  • Receiving the children's services and earnings
  • The children's financial agent unless a guardian has been appointed

When deciding if sole custody will be granted, the court will always consider the children's best interests. Texas family law prefers to issue joint legal custody if there is no evidence that a further relationship with one of the parents will hinder a healthy development in any way. In the majority of Texas divorces, sole physical custody will be given to one parent with visitation rights given to the other parent.

For more information, contact Houston divorce attorney Carl Selesky to schedule a free case evaluation.

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