Houston Child Visitation Lawyer
Scheduling and finding time to spend together is difficult enough when a family all lives under the same roof. When parents live apart, it becomes even harder, which is why you need an agreed upon visitation arrangement to ensure appropriate time is spent with each parent and your children’s needs are being met. At the Law Office of Maria S. Lowry, our visitation lawyer helps clients with visitation during and after the Texas divorce process, providing sound advice and supportive guidance that takes into consideration Texas family law and each family’s unique circumstances.
Texas Parent-Child Visitation Law
In Texas, the law regarding child custody and visitation uses the phrases “possession of” and “access to” instead of custody and visitation, so you’ll likely see and hear these terms as you move through the divorce process (if you have children). “Possession and access schedule” refers to your visitation schedule. It shows when each parent has time with the child(ren) and is part of your parenting plan. The schedule becomes the possession and access order after the court approves it.
Making a Visitation Schedule in Texas
The Texas Family Code encourages parents to make a visitation schedule together and submit it to the court. So long as the court finds the schedule to be in the best interest of your child(ren), the court will make your schedule the possession and access order. To be in your child(ren)’s best interest, your visitation schedule must allow frequent contact with both parents and support a close relationship with both parents. Your schedule should also have all the children in the family together for periods of possession.
If you and your child(ren)’s other parent cannot agree on a visitation schedule, the court will generally order Texas’ standard possession and access order, which is aimed at being fair and in your child(ren)’s best interests but may not ideally accommodate your family’s unique needs. At the Law Office of Maria S. Lowry, we advocate mediation to resolve issues such as visitation, so you control your family’s future, not the court. With a skillful and compassionate visitation lawyer on your side, you can achieve the best outcome for yourself and your child(ren).
Contact the Law Office of Maria S. Lowry to Discuss Visitation in Texas
If you have children, arriving at a fair and constructive visitation schedule is one of the most important aspects of your divorce. An experienced Texas divorce and custody lawyer can help you get there. In the greater Houston area, please contact the Law Office of Maria S. Lowry to discuss visitation and get the representation you need to assert your interests. We serve clients throughout the counties of Montgomery, Liberty, Chambers, Galveston, Brazoria, and Fort Bend.