Resolving Problems With Access to Children in Texas Divorce
The Texas Standard Possession Order in divorce provides a default schedule for the division of physical custody (also known as “possession”) between the parent the child lives with and the other parent. Most divorcing parents will find it desirable to work toward an agreement that varies the terms of the Standard Possession Order, and many will find it necessary to contest the details of visitation (“access to the child”) in facilitated mediation or in a family court hearing. While the Texas Standard Possession Order serves as a guideline for periods of possession, it is presumed to be appropriate for children ages three and over, and the courts will often order “Standard Possession” in absence of an agreement to the contrary. When a child is under three years of age, there is no guideline for periods of possession, so the attorneys at The Widner Family Law Group, L.L.P. (“WFLG”) can be of assistance in crafting a visitation plan which is particularly suited to the needs of the young child in question.
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If you need advice about the range of your options on child visitation issues and a skilled advocate to help you achieve your objectives, contact the family law firm of The Widner Family Law Group, L.L.P. (“WFLG”) in Dallas or San Antonio. As one of the largest law firms in Texas that concentrates on divorce and family law, clients of our firm benefit from an unusual degree of rigor and focus in our firm’s practice.
For example, not only are 11 of our attorneys Board Certified Specialists in Family Law, but several of those lawyers focus even more closely on issues of child custody and visitation, more technically known in our state as possession and access.
We work with clients on the full range of child access problems in both divorce and paternity cases, including:
- Access to children under joint managing conservatorship orders
- Access under sole managing conservatorship orders
- Supervised or restricted access in cases that raise parental fitness issues
- Visitation when the parents live in different states or different countries
Parents are expected to try to resolve their differences as to visitation before bringing disputed issues to a court hearing. Furthermore, many Texas counties require mediation as a necessary step before a hearing will be scheduled on the issues in dispute. At The Widner Family Law Group, our experience and resourceful approach to these issues can represent a significant advantage for our clients at any point of the process, from the initial formulation of your goals to the appeal or enforcement of a family court order.
For additional information about the ways you can benefit from the advice of our visitation lawyers, contact the The Widner Family Law Group in Dallas or San Antonio.