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1 - If he becomes sole conservator, that only pertains to her physical custody. You need to then request joint "legal" conservatorship. That will allow you to have a say in where she goes to school, medical decisions, etc.
2- You need to have it stipulated, if he is granted sole custody, that he must live within a certain radius of your residence and that he cannot move out of state, etc. He can be restricted as to where he moves.
As I stated, you can request joint legal conservatorship, as well as joint physical conservatorship. This will allow equal parenting time and also give you authority in decisions concerning your daughter
I am in the middle of 'discovery requests/responses' a court date is set for Nov 1.2010
Can my husband set a date before that ? What are the key things I need in the court to request for sufficient spousal/child support - I do not have a job.
He can request a sooner court date, but you can oppose it on grounds of needing time to prepare. A court will not move the date up without it being an emergency situation. So I don't believe you need to be concerned with that.
Child support is based on guidelines and each of you will need to fill in the child support financial statement. You can review sample here. as well as the TX law on child support at 154.121, et seq
As to spousal support that is based on the number of years you have been married, why you have not been employed, if you have skills, education, experience in the work place. Temporary support can be issued, if you can show that you were a stay at home Mom at his request and that you need training/school, etc to help you obtain what is necessary to be employed