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There are several types of custody that are common in the state of Texas:

  • Sole Custody: One parent has the main responsibility, and usually receives child support from the other parent, who may also have visitation.

  • Joint managing custody: Major decisions and costs are handled by both parents.

  • Primary joint managing custody: While both parents are involved and make decisions, one parent has more decision-making power and responsibility. This is usually the parent that receives support.

If you have a particular reason why you think your spouse should not have joint custody with you, such as serious concerns about the safety of your children, you need to hire an attorney to represent you and make sure your concerns are voiced and heard by the judge. Your child's safety and well-being is the court's main concern, and how your case is presented can significantly affect the final decision on these crucial issues.

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