Child custody is frequently the most emotional aspect of family law. It can also be confusing as well. Child custody is made up of two parts: conservatorship, and possession and access.
Conservatorship deals with the rights and duties of child rearing, such as education or medical decisions for your child, while possession and access is exactly what it sounds like — the time you have with your child. So, just because you are named joint managing conservators does not mean you will have equal time with your children. Hence, the reason there are often fights over child custody.
When the parents of a child divorce, the presumption is that both parents should be named joint managing conservators. It is much less uncommon for one parent to be appointed as the sole managing conservator.
At Scroggins Law Group, board-certified family law specialist Mark L. Scroggins gives you the facts you need, realistic assessments, dedicated advocacy and personal service throughout the legal process.