Corpus Christi Visitation Lawyer
Legal Representation for Defending & Protecting Your Visitation Rights with Your Child in Texas
If you are going through a separation or divorce and you have children, you should consult an experienced visitation rights lawyer familiar with the Texas Family Code to ensure that your visitation rights are protected. At the Law Office of Lindsay M. Browne, we know how important it is that you see your children and we are committed to helping our clients achieve custody and visitation agreements that are fair. When you need a Corpus Christi attorney who will put your children’s best interest first and help you protect your visitation rights, call us.
To discuss your custody situation with our experienced legal team, call (361) 866-5229.
Texas Laws on Custody and Visitation
In Texas, custody agreements refer to visitation as “access and possession,” and typically, custody orders will include what is called a “standard possession order” or “SPO.” According to the Texas Access and Visitation Hotline, run by the Texas Office of the Attorney General Child Support Division, the standard SPO outlines a basic possession schedule for the non-custodial parent. However, parents may also establish a visitation agreement that works best for them. If parents cannot agree the SPO will usually be enforced by the courts.
According to the standard SPO in Texas, the basic possession for the non-custodial parent includes:
- A couple of hours every Thursday evening
- First, third, and fifth weekends of every month
- Minimum one month in the summer
- Alternating holidays
Additionally, your SPO will also outline where exchanges will occur and any special guidelines for parents living more than 100 miles apart. While there are these basic guidelines established, the court is not obligated to adhere to them when the child in question is under three and/or the basic SPO guidelines do not serve the best interest of the child.
When Can You Deny Visitation to the Custodial Parent Texas?
No age under 18 allows a child to refuse visitation in Texas. Visitation is the parent's legal right and cannot be taken away by the custodial parent or child. The only alternative would be for the custodial parent to request a modification of custody orders.
Call Us When You Need Help with Your Visitation Agreement
Our attorney has over 15 years of experience handling visitation rights cases in Texas and we can answer any questions you may have. If you are struggling to reach a visitation agreement or if you are the non-custodial parent, having a Corpus Christi visitation rights lawyer on your side can help you feel more confident in court. In addition to helping you with your visitation rights, we can also help you with any issues related to paternity, child support, or child custody. While we hope you never need a lawyer, if you do, we are here to help.
Don’t hesitate to call our visitation rights lawyer in Corpus Christi. We are always available for our clients. Call us at (361) 866-5229.