Post # 1
Can someone please help me understand this phrase? This is for the state of Texas, if that makes any difference…
“Either conservator may designate a competent adult to pick up and return the child, as applicable; a conservator or designated competent adult shall be present when the child is picked up and returned.”
Does this mean either parent has the right to designate someone they deem fit to pick up and drop off the child when it comes to visitation? This is my understanding of it, but I wanted to make sure.
Post # 3
Yep, you’ve got it. You can have a “backup” person designated so that if you can’t pick them up, it won’t be a problem to send a (predetermined) parent or good friend of yours.
Post # 4
@NotTheDoctor: Thanks very much. =)
Post # 5
@Coral99: that. Both of those clauses (Before and after the semicolon) have the same meaning.
Post # 6
@Overjoyed: Thanks. I took the first clause to mean that a designated adult, deemed fit by either parent can pick up the child for visitation.
I took the second one to mean that the child cannot be dropped off alone…that a parent or other deemed fit adult must be present. Meaning the child cannot be alone during pick ups or drop offs.
Post # 7
@Coral99: You’ve got it. In non-legalises it just says “A parent/guardian or someone they designate* can pick up or dro off the child(ren); a Parent/guardian or someone they designate has to be present for the exchange.”