What does primary conservatorship mean?

Primary conservatorship generally means the parent who has the child in their custody and control more often than not or in their possession. It is something of a misnomer because in most cases, neither parent is considered primary or better or superior to the other parent. The law is simply not designed to do that, so I often say the concept of primary conservatorship is a misnomer. But for most folks, if you are seeking primary conservatorship of your child, you generally want two things – a majority of the time with that child as well as the ability to decide where that child goes to school.