MAINTAINING A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CHILD
Whether married parents are divorcing or unmarried parents are deciding custody, visitation rights are part of the custody arrangement. It is generally in the best interest of the child to maintain a relationship with both parents, unless one parent poses a danger to the child. To get help with visitation matters, speak with an experienced Dallas visitation rights lawyer.
At the Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, P.C., we assist families with custody and visitation agreements. We understand that the visitation schedule is important to the child and parents. Working together, we will strive for an agreement that benefits all parties. Please call our office at 800-491-7565 to schedule an appointment with an attorney today.
CONSIDERATIONS OF VISITATION
In Texas, the parent who retains primary custody is called the managing conservator. Texas strongly favors joint managing conservators, with one parent having the right to designate the primary residence of the children. The other parent will be granted visitation with the children. We can help you create a parenting plan that meets the needs of the children and keeps both parents involved in their lives. It is important for the noncustodial parent to get a fair visitation schedule. We will help you work out a visitation schedule that is in the best interest of the child.
In addition to setting up a visitation schedule, we can help you with enforcement of visitation orders. If the primary parent is not allowing visitation, or the other parent is not visiting according to the schedule or is bringing the children home late, you can file for contempt.
We can also help you enforce or modify restricted visitation. As the child grows and lives change, the reasons for the restriction may no longer apply. In other cases, you may need to impose new restrictions if the environment of the other parent becomes unsafe for the child.
You may wish to oppose visitation by the other parent as well. For example, if a parent moves away and has not been visiting regularly but suddenly wants to spend time with the child, you may have good reason to oppose them.