The Woodlands Visitation Rights Attorney
Let Our Firm Protect Your Visitation Rights
Securing visitation rights in Texas family courts can be complex. The goal should always be to do what is best for children in these situations, and visitation rights typically vary depending upon the particular circumstances of your divorce or separation.
At Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, our legal team has the experience and reputation to keep your children in your life. As the attorney of record in several Texas court rulings on child custody, Morgan Bourque uses his knowledge and experience to create a visitation schedule, agreement and solutions that work best for you. With over 50 years of collective experience, we can review your case, figure out your legal options, and help you obtain or modify a visitation order.
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Texas Visitation Rights
There are four main types of visitation or possession orders in Texas: the standard possession order, a possession order for a child under three years old, a modified order, and a supervised possession order.
For children at least three years of age or older, the standard possession order ensures parents may have possession of their children whenever they are both in agreement. If they don’t agree and the noncustodial parent lives within 100 miles of the child, he/she may visit the child every first, third, or fifth weekend of each month, Thursday evenings when school is in session, alternating holidays, or up to 30 days during summer break. If the parents live more than 100 miles apart, then the noncustodial parent may have the child one weekend each month, the same holidays every year, or up to 42 days during summer break and every spring break.
For children under three years of age, the parents may still opt for the standard possession order or use a different schedule specifically designed for such infants. A possession order for a child under three years old must also establish what occurs after the child becomes three.
A modified possession order is appropriate when the standard possession order doesn’t apply. Common examples of a modified possession order include alternating weeks or weekends, split weeks, day visits only, modified supervised visits.
A supervised possession order prioritizes the child’s safety, which means supervision is required when a parent visits a child. The supervisor can be a family member or a neutral third party, such as a private agency.
Ready to Help You Secure Visitation Today
Securing visitation rights is a key factor in resolving your child custody and divorce matters and they must be drafted with your best interests in mind – otherwise, you could miss some of the most important moments in your child’s life. You can trust The Woodlands family lawyers at our firm to cut through the legal jargon and be direct with you and the opposition – someone who will fight for your visitation rights.
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