What is the difference between exclusive rights and independent rights in a custody order?
If you have an "exclusive" right, you can exercise that right by yourself, without any input from any other conservator of your child and the other conservator cannot exercise that right at all. If you have an "independent" right, that means that either you or the other conservator can exercise that right, without any input from the other conservator. In other words, you both have equal power in that particular area. Clearly, an exclusive right is what most conservators want, not an independent right.
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Exclusive means only that party has that right, independent means either party may exercise the right.
Tristan Longino is licensed to practice law in Texas only. The above response is merely an opinion not intended as legal advice and is not intended to be relied upon. The above response does not create an attorney-client relationship. A local attorney should be consulted prior to taking any course of action.
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