Most parents untying the knot in Texas are likely to have some type of arrangement that allows both parents to spend time with the children. There are times when concerns about a child's safety and well-being warrant sole custody. However, courts often prefer to keep children involved in both parents' lives post-divorce whenever possible.
Decisions made involving a joint child custody agreement are typically based, in part, on former spouses' ability to co-parent effectively. Essentially, this means parents are able to put aside lingering bitterness and animosity so they can both be involved in their child's life. Another approach to co-parenting is what's termed "parallel parenting," which is basically an arrangement where parents remain engaged with their children but disengaged with one another.