Spring, TX, Parenting Time Lawyer
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One of the most difficult aspects of most
divorces concerns children. If a couple has children together, it can often be
hard for them to agree on child custody and visitation decisions. This
is why Texas law often intervenes in the case of parenting time. The Texas
legislature has established children should have “frequent and continuing”
contact with both parents who are able to act in their best interest and
provide safe environments for them.
To discuss your case with us, call us at (281) 810-9760 today.
Most custody orders will include a
standard possession order (SPO) that sets the schedule for each parent’s time with their child.
Custody orders refer to
parenting time as “access and possession,” known as visitation in other areas.
Possession refers to the fact that you can see your child in person and decide where
the child goes.
Access refers to interaction with your child by phone, text, social media, or
other means of communication; you can also attend their extracurricular
activities and have access to medical and school records.
The SPO, therefore, sets the terms of basic visitation the noncustodial
parent has with the child. It will also set the terms for how the exchanges
of the child will take place, where the child will spend the holidays,
and will hold special rules for parents who live more than 100 miles apart.
Guidelines for parenting time are usually dependent on the judge’s
decision. He or she will be considering what is in the child’s best
interest in each particular case. For children under 3 years of age, the
Texas Family Code also holds the court will decide what is appropriate
under the circumstances, factoring in what is best for the child without
specifically codifying dates and times.
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If you need help negotiating the terms of your parenting time, don’t
hesitate to give us a call. Our skilled
Spring, TX, family law attorneys at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are familiar with helping people through
many complex family law matters. We understand this may be a stressful
and heartbreaking time for you. If you need more time with your children
in the parenting plan, or you want to seek a modification to the parenting
time after a divorce, let us help. We can offer you trusted and dedicated
legal advocates who can focus on prioritizing your needs throughout every
step of your case.
Contact us today to see how we can help. Reach us at (281) 810-9760 or fill out
our online form to request a free consultation.