Texas Guide to Child Conservatorship & Possession

Where to begin:

Child conservatorship and possession in Texas (custody)
Answers to all your questions. How much will it cost? How long will it take? Do I need a lawyer? Am I likely to be named a conservator?

Types of conservators in Texas child custody
Will your child be better off with joint managing conservators or a sole managing conservator? What are custodial and noncustodial conservators?

Texas parenting plan and agreement guidelines
Rules and tips for making a Texas parenting plan. Follow these guidelines for a plan you can use in negotiations or in court.

Texas child possession and access schedules
Read up on the standard possession schedule; if it's not for you, learn how to make a different one. Plus, popular visitation schedules and tips for your family.

Texas child support calculator
Instantly determine your child support by entering your incomes, parenting time and number of children. See how different parenting times affect the total.

Staying out of court:

Alternative ways to decide child conservatorship in TX
These methods for deciding child conservatorship, possession and access outside of a courtroom are quickly gaining popularity in Texas. Could one work for you?

How to settle child conservatorship in Texas: 4 steps
Settlement is considered the best way to solve legal disputes over children. Follow these steps to submit your settlement agreement to the court and avoid trial.

Going to court:

Court process: 5 steps to Texas child conservatorship
The child custody court process from start to finish, with all the resources you need along the way. How to file for conservatorship, prepare for trial and more in Texas.

Filing for conservatorship and possession in TX: 5 steps
Follow five steps while filing to avoid mistakes that can stall your Texas custody case. Links to the forms you need, details on how to serve papers, and more.

Texas court-ordered custody mediation
If you enter mediation ready, you're more likely to leave with an agreement and avoid trial. Understand mediation so you get the best outcome for your children.

Texas child conservatorship hearings: What to expect
Are you ready for your Texas child custody hearing? Learn how to prepare, what to expect, the different types of hearings, and more.

Texas custody evaluations: What parents should know
Custody evaluations play a big role in conservatorship and possession rulings. Make sure you know how they work and what's expected of parents.

Texas trials for conservatorship and possession (custody)
Conservatorship and possession trials are complicated. Learn about the rules and processes so you get what's best for your child.

More about Texas conservatorship:

TX conservatorship orders: Types, modifying, enforcing
Four kinds of orders and when you need them. Plus, how to follow, enforce and modify them.

7 people to know in Texas child conservatorship cases
Do you know the difference between an amicus attorney and an attorney ad litem? You may need to for your Texas child custody case.

Special situations in Texas child conservatorship cases
No two conservatorship and possession cases are the same. Are you in the military? Or worried about child abduction? What else might you be forgetting?

6 ways to use the Custody X Change app in Texas
Custody X Change can make your conservatorship case shorter and simpler. Use it to replace complicated court forms, negotiate, settle and more.

Free resources for TX child conservatorship cases
Need more information? Direct links to lawyer referral services, county websites, law libraries and beyond.

Explore examples of common schedules