Make sure you understand the responsibility of a non-custodial parent. Texas child custody laws can be somewhat cumbersome to navigate and many parents are in need of straightforward answers during, throughout, and after their divorce.
If, at any stage of your divorce, you are in need of legal assistance, contact a Texas attorney at Warren & Migliaccio to go over the specifics of your case.
Adhering to Texas Child Custody Laws
It’s crucial for both parents to strictly adhere to custody laws in order to avoid negative legal repercussions. The responsibility of non-custodial parents includes a number of issues.
If you are the non-custodial parent, make sure you:
- adhere to the any child custody court orders and visitation schedules;
- continue to pay ordered child support, regardless of any issues that may arise;
- ask for a review of your case if your income or living situation changes that may affect custody or support issues; and
- consult a Texas attorney if your child expresses an interest in living with you, if you suspect there are abuse issues (also call the authorities), or if you believe the court order should be modified.
A resource you may find helpful is the Handbook for Noncustodial Parents, offered free of charge from the Attorney General of Texas.
Knowing what to do when matters get murky – such as when your child runs away to the non-custodial parent – may necessitate consultation with legal counsel.
Upholding the Responsibility of Non-Custodial Parents
Regardless of what issues may arise in the aftermath of your divorce, it’s important for both parents to uphold their parenting and legal responsibilities. A child custody attorney may be another valuable resource when you need clear, quick solutions.
Consult a Texas child custody attorney at Warren & Migliaccio for answers to your questions about the responsibility of a non-custodial parent or other custody issues. Call us at (888) 584-9614.