When we think about children in terms of Texas family law, the three basic areas are: custody, visitation and child support. Beyond that are relocation issues, rights of grandparents and other relatives, paternity, interstate and international issues and modification. Custody involves parental rights. Visitation relates to the amount of time spent with the children. Support is usually a matter of computing a final number. Moving out of the area with the children may spark a relocation case. Grandparents and other relatives don’t automatically have rights. Paternity comes into play when the parents weren’t married. Custody cases are usually brought forth in the home state of the children. Once an order is entered, in any of the above situations, that order may be modified.
Each of these child issues are explained more fully in the links below. To learn more, please click on the topic that interests you.