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Blanchard & Thomas: Protecting Your Child’s Best Interests

Child custody cases are never easy, especially when the children are old enough to be aware of what is going on. All they want is a stable living situation and for the drama of the issue to be over. At Blanchard & Thomas, we have handled many custody cases and do our best to shoulder as much of the burden as possible so that you have time to spend on your daily life with your child or children.

Types of Child Conservatorships

In Texas, child custody is often referred to as conservatorship, a word which describes the responsibilities and legal rights of a parent. A child’s custodian is referred to as a conservator. Unless both parents agree on a custody plan, a judge will determine the details of a conservatorship.

The two types of conservatorship include:

  • Joint managing conservatorship (JMC): In a JMC, both parents or parties share the responsibilities and rights of a parent. However, it is still possible for certain decisions to fall under the discretion of one parent only.
  • Sole managing conservatorship (SMC): In an SMC, only one parent is given the legal right to make important decisions for the child’s welfare, education, medical treatment, and more.

What Rights Are Given in a Conservatorship?

Whether sharing in conservatorship or functioning as the primary conservator, there are certain responsibilities and duties that you are legally obligated to fulfill in the best interest of the child.

Conservatorship includes the rights to the following, and more:

  • Information and decisions about the child’s health, education, and welfare
  • Information and decisions concerning the child’s medical, dental, and educational records
  • Ability to speak with a physician, psychologist, or dentist about the child
  • Ability to speak with school officials about the child’s activities and education
  • Ability to decide on emergency treatment for the child

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

We work with you on a personal level. Whether you are looking to take your child out of a harmful environment, looking to expand your visitation rights, or show why it is in your child’s best interest to live with you, Blanchard & Thomas can fight for you. We will understand your unique situation and you will understand the process as we work through it together. We will work diligently to get a fair and amicable resolution to your child custody matter, allowing you to put your case behind you.

Call (866) 251-0624 today to schedule your initial consultation.

The Blanchard & Thomas
“Clients’ Bill of Rights”

We want to earn the right to be your attorneys from now on, not just for the duration of your current legal issue.
  • We treat clients like people and not numbers – the same way we would like to be treated ourselves. Every client is treated with absolute respect and dignity.

  • We build our relationships upon a foundation of total honesty. Absolute honesty allows the client and the attorney to develop trust that will be absolutely critical to success in and out of the courtroom.

  • While the attorney client relationship may not always result in friendship, we believe it should always result in mutual respect. We zealously advocate on our clients’ behalf whether we agree with their choices or not. We do not judge our clients choices; we simply attempt to help them learn from them, live with them, and overcome them.

  • We make a commitment to communication. We begin and end many of our days communicating with clients. Our clients can count on us to return phone calls and/or e-mails within 24 hours except in emergencies or during announced absences from the office. We want our clients to always know what we know and vice-versa., and overcome them.

  • We play hard, we play fast, and we stick to the game plan. We work with every client to develop a strategy most likely to bring about their success. We work hard to ensure the strategy gives our client every advantage possible and their very best chance at success. We then implement that strategy as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • We play to win. While we cannot guarantee outcomes in any case, we always do our best to see that our clients come out on top. We want our clients to know without question that their success matters to us more than their payments.

  • We serve at the clients’ pleasure. If for any reason whatsoever the client decides he/she is better off with a different attorney or law firm, we will respectfully and professionally do whatever we can to get the new attorney or law firm up to speed and ready to handle the case. We vow to never object to a client’s request to seek alternative counsel, and we promise to return 100% of any unearned advance payments.

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