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|Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:51 pm Post subject: Joint Custody - Texas
Source - http://www.legis.state.tx.us/
Texas law provides a minimum of 42% time with the non-custodial parent, if the non-custodial parent chooses to exercise the option in Section 153.317.
Chapter 153. CONSERVATORSHIP, POSSESSION, AND ACCESS SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 153.001. Public Policy.
"(a) The public policy of this state is to: (1) assure that children will have frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of the child;"
SUBCHAPTER C. PARENT APPOINTED AS SOLE OR JOINT MANAGING CONSERVATOR
Sec. 153.131. Presumption That Parent to be Appointed Managing Conservator.
"(b) It is a rebuttable presumption that the appointment of the parents of a child as joint managing conservators is in the best interest of the child."
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