A very common question in Texas divorces or other family law matters is whether a child has to visit with the other parent if they do not wish to. I suppose this could be referred to as child visitation rights although we are really discussing the rights of a parent to visit.
The courts … Read More
Overall, Texas law gives parents priority when it comes to custody of their children. Parents also have the right to determine who has visitation with their children and to what extent. Other parties can have visitation as long as the parents agree. So when everyone agrees, parents and grandparents, there are no issues. When conflicts … Read More
Under Texas law, there are only limited circumstances in which a parent can modify a child custody or visitation order. Such a change will be made only if it is in the best interests of the child, and:
the circumstances of the child or parent have materially and substantially changed since the original child custody … Read More
Courts, legislatures and juries are becoming more aware of the necessity of father’s being involved in the lives of their children. Children with positive father involvement have fewer behavior problems, higher levels of sociability, and perform better in school.
Recent research suggests that father involvement during pregnancy affects multiple areas of child and family well- … Read More
As a joint managing conservator of a child in a divorce proceeding in Texas, unless special circumstances arise justifying a variance from the Guidelines, the Court will normally order guideline code rights and duties and a parent will be awarded the following:
18.the right to consent to psychiatric and psychological treatment of the child may … Read More