Split custody is commonly known in Texas as joint custody. And really, absent abuse or drug
issues and alcohol issues, most cases involving children will result in joint custody or joint managing conservatorship. In those rare cases where there is abuse, or there are substance problems, there could be a result where one person is named the sole managing conservator. But again, in most cases involving young children, when both parents can provide a safe, loving environment for the children, it will result in split or what we know as joint custody.