Sole Managing Conservatorship

Category: Children

There are several are several reasons that may be present in a family that could lead to a sole managing conservator. When a sole managing conservator has been appointed that individual obtains the exclusive right to make most decisions about the children involved.

Reasons a judge might name a parent (or nonparent) sole managing conservator include:

  • family violence by the other parent,
  • child abuse or neglect by the other parent,
  • alcohol or drug abuse by the other parent, or
  • absence of the other parent in the child’s life.

Read Texas Family Code 153.132 for a list of the rights and duties of a sole managing conservator.

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