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Joint Managing Conservatorship: A Pathway to Successful Co-Parenting in Texas

by | Jun 16, 2023 | Child Custody

Navigating the labyrinth of child custody and conservatorship can be a daunting task for families undergoing separation or divorce. One concept in Texas family law that can often be a source of confusion is Joint Managing Conservatorship (JMC). At Rose Sanders Family Law Firm, we believe in empowering our clients with knowledge to better understand their rights and options. Led by the award-winning attorney Erica Rose, Super Lawyer of 2023, and her partner Charles Sanders, our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal guidance in family law matters.

In Texas, Joint Managing Conservatorship refers to a court order that grants both parents rights, privileges, duties, and powers to their child, even after a separation or divorce. This concept underpins the belief that maintaining active relationships with both parents, where safe and feasible, is beneficial to a child’s overall well-being.

There are several significant benefits of Joint Managing Conservatorship that serve the interests of both the child and the co-parents:

  1. Shared Responsibility: In a JMC, both parents have an active role in making important decisions about the child’s life, including education, healthcare, and other significant matters. This shared responsibility often leads to better decision-making, as it allows for a more balanced consideration of the child’s best interests.
  2. Continuous Parent-Child Relationship: JMC fosters the ongoing relationship of the child with both parents, ensuring the child receives love, care, and emotional support from both sides. This arrangement helps to minimize the emotional stress that children may experience during a separation or divorce.
  3. Promotes Co-Parenting: Joint conservatorship underscores the importance of co-parenting. It encourages parents to cooperate, communicate, and coordinate their efforts for the benefit of the child, providing a model for amicable resolution of potential disputes.
  4. More Balanced Life for Children: By actively involving both parents in a child’s upbringing, a JMC arrangement can ensure a more balanced life for children. They have the opportunity to benefit from the strengths of both parents, contributing to their overall development and emotional stability.

The journey towards Joint Managing Conservatorship can be challenging. It requires a sophisticated understanding of the family law landscape, astute negotiation skills, and, most importantly, a deep commitment to protecting the best interests of the child. That’s where the exceptional team at Rose Sanders Family Law Firm steps in.

Attorneys Erica Rose and Charles Sanders

Attorney Erica Rose, a recent Super Lawyer award recipient, and her partner Charles Sanders bring not only their extensive legal expertise to the table but also a compassionate and sensitive approach that respects the emotional turmoil associated with these cases. They guide clients through the complex process, ensuring that their rights are respected and the best interests of the child are always at the forefront.

If you’re facing a divorce or separation and need advice on Joint Managing Conservatorship, or any other aspect of family law, don’t hesitate to reach out to Rose Sanders Family Law Firm at (713) 221-3773. Your child’s best interest is our top priority, and our commitment is to help you navigate this challenging journey with as much ease and clarity as possible.

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