Q Can I get full custody of my child in Texas?
There is no such thing as full custody in Texas. Parents are presumed to be “joint managing conservators of the child” and share in the decision making.
However, if there are issues of substance abuse, child neglect, or family violence, the Court can appoint one parent as “sole managing conservator” which technically means this person will make the majority of the decisions on behalf of the child.
Oftentimes, there will be a “primary” parent, who has the children the majority of the time and then the other parent will often have the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends of the month.
Learn more about child custody.