Determining child visitation rights is an important part of a divorce agreement. Visitation agreements are made to establish a routine for children to see both parents. This is important for the parents and for the children – you want to see your children, and they want to see you.
About Child Visitation
1. There is no requirement under Texas law that parents be granted equal or nearly equal periods of time to possess a child.
2. The primary concern in determining visitaation is best interest of the child.
3. While guidelines exist, divorcing parents are permitted to deviate from these guidelines.
4. The standard schedule for parents who live less than 100 miles apart consists of the even division of holidays between the parents, with the non-custodial parent being given the first, second, and third weekends per month, two hours during the week, and one month during the summer.
Visitation agreements have legal force. A parent who interferes with visitation rights is in violation of the law. If your rights are being interfered with, you have options. Courts can impose fines or jail time on parents who interfere with child visitation. The legal assistance of a child visitation attorney can help you.