What is Conservatorship? This is also known as Custody.
Although we use the word ‘custody’ in our everyday vocabulary, it is a legal term.
Custody simply means ‘in care of’. However, in family law, custody generally refers to child custody.
This type of relationship is between a caregiver or parent and a minor. As a parent, you may have sole custody or joint custody. There are rights, duties, and responsibilities attached to appointment in a suit affecting parent-child relationship: independent rights, joint rights, or exclusive rights.
The arrangement is called conservatorship.
The person assigned to the arrangement is called a conservatorship. There are sole conservators, joint managing conservators, and possessory conservators.
In Sole managing conservatorship, one parent or non-parent has sole rights of a child’s welfare.
In Joint managing conservatorship, both parents or non-parents have joint rights.
A possessory conservator has some (or few) rights in how a child is raised. This generally applies when one parent is a sole managing conservator; the other parent is the possessory conservator.
These rights are generally by agreement or court order.
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