Divorce separates parents but shouldn’t separate the parents from their children. Unfortunately, some parents try to do just that. Complicating the situation is child support. In Texas, non-custodial parents with a court-ordered child support agreement need to make their payments, whether the custodial parent is allowing them to see their children or not.
Visitation and Texas Child Support Law
Visitation rights and child support in Texas are court-ordered and kept separate, and they need to be abided by both parents. If a parent is not following the prescribed visitation order, it doesn’t mean you can stop paying your child support. Child support laws in Texas require payments continue to be made until you ask the court to modify the child support order.
Similarly, if a parent is delinquent in child support payments, you cannot legally prohibit your children from seeing the non-paying parent. The only way to make changes supported by Texas child support law is to take the matter back to the court.
Consulting with a Dallas child support lawyer may help you learn what you need to do to change either your visitation agreement or your child support order.
Contacting a Texas Child Support Lawyer
Visitation and child support laws in Texas can help protect and provide for your children. Parents are required to follow the court’s orders. The attorneys at Warren & Migliaccio have years of experience, and use that training to provide you peace of mind for the future, whatever the circumstances for your divorce or family law situation. From the initial consultation until the day your divorce is finalized, our Texas family lawyer team at Warren & Migliaccio is here to advocate on behalf of you and your children. Contact our Dallas law firm today at 1-888-584-9614.