Child Visitation Rights in Texas
Child Visitation Agreements or Parent Plans
As an experienced Houston Custody Lawyer , I know that Texas law stresses the importance of having each parent involved with their children, even if those parents are no longer married. When the parents are unable to agree on visitation rights, courts lean toward a standard possession order. This gives the non-custodial parent time with the child every other weekend, alternating holidays, and extended time in the summer. For more information about visitation rights and schedules, also known as parenting plans, contact the Houston law office of Frank E. Mann, Attorney and Counselor at law.
Texas Family Code governs visitation rights
At my Houston family law office, I offer clients clear explanations of the laws affecting visitation or parenting plans. The Texas Family Code provides detailed instructions for pickup and drop-off, travel arrangements for visiting the other parent, and grandparent visitation guidelines. I help clients understand their options for visitation under the Texas Family Code and what a Houston Custody Lawyer can do for your case.
Interpreting the Code for parents
The language used in the family code is one of the reasons it is important to have an child visitation lawyer who can educate clients. I interpret terms such as joint managing conservatorship (joint custody), possessory conservator (the non-custodial parent), managing conservator (the custodial parent), and affidavit of relinquishment (a document that ends parental rights). All of these affect the development and implementation of a parenting plan.
When parents cannot agree on a parenting plan, the court may appoint a parenting coordinator to help parents come to an agreement about visitation schedules. The court may also require mediation or other alternate resolution techniques. I help clients navigate the Texas Family Code and the court system in matters relating to parenting plans and visitation rights.
To learn more about visitation rights following a divorce, contact my Houston family law office. I offer practical, workable solutions to all related matters.