Parental Visitation Rights

Legal Steps to Protect Parent and Child Relationship

The Schneider Law Firm, P.C., represents clients in child custody, visitation and related legal matters. If you are a parent facing divorce and subsequent child custody and visitation determinations, or if you are an unmarried parent who is seeking custody or visitation rights, please contact our law office today to schedule a free initial consultation. Our experienced family law attorneys can help explain your rights and your legal options.

What Is Visitation?

A child custody case in Texas typically involves designating one parent as the custodial “primary parent.” The child’s primary residence (typically used for determining school enrollment) is with the custodial parent. The other parent, the noncustodial parent, is ordered a possession schedule, or visitation schedule. The parent named primary will typically also be given the exclusive right to receive child support on behalf of the child, payable by the noncustodial parent. The primary parent does not necessarily get more time with the child. A parenting plan addressing child custody, possession and access will be established by the court, and will detail the visitation schedule granted to both parents. The needs and best interests of the child will be considered when determining this parenting plan.

Modifying Child Custody and Visitation

Over time, the lives of parents and children change. A child custody and visitation plan that once worked for the family may no longer do so. In these cases, it may be necessary to modify the child custody plan. However, in Texas, it must be shown that a significant change in circumstances has occurred, which warrants a modification. Again, the best interests of the child involved will be considered.

If you are interested in learning more about your visitation rights and options, or the possibility of pursuing a modification of visitation, please contact our office today at (817) 755-1852.

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  • Great Lawyer in court and out

    Had a tough interstate custody case with my ex. Mike was awesome and made sure my kid end up here with me where he belonged. Highly recommend.

    Gill

  • E. Jenkins

    In the summer of 2013 I found myself visiting multiple legal firms in the FTW area. I was searching for the perfect person and firm to represent me. I was filing for custody of my very young daughter. When I met Melissa Swan, I knew that my search was over. She immediately had a game plan and made me feel very secure. Anytime I had a question, Priscilla and Jason made sure that it was answered in a timely manner. We spent less than a year, and after it was all said and done, I have primary custody of my daughter. I would say hiring Ms. Swan and Schneider Law Firm was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made.

    E. Jenkins
  • B. Davis

    In 2012 I found myself looking for a lawyer. I found Schneider Law Firm. I went in for my consultation, and then met with Melissa Swan. Melissa is very understanding and handled my case with care.

    B. Davis
  • R. Carson

    My lawyer was Alison Porterfield she was the best thing that could have ever happened to my family during our custody battle. She was so proficient and caring.

    R. Carson
  • A. Hoover

    Absolutely the best law firm around when it comes to Family Law. I first came into contact with Melissa Swan in 2013 and I only wish our paths would have crossed way before. Melissa is outstanding and has been a total lifesaver for my daughter and myself. She, along with Priscilla and Laurie have gone above and beyond. I would highly recommend Melissa Swan.

    A. Hoover
  • K. Whitworth

    Bria Wallace represented me in a family case. I would and have recommended her to many friends who were or have been in the same situation as I was. She is very professional and honest. She helped me get the most precious thing back to me. Thank you Bria.

    K. Whitworth
  • N. Dood

    Melissa Swan was absolutely brilliant at handling a family law appeal judgement for me. Appeals in family court are VERY difficult, but she cared enough to really dig deep and make a bullet-proof appeal case and WINNING! Would highly recommend.

    N. Dood
  • K. Holloway

    Melissa swan did great ! Won our child custody case hands down. Rough start finding right attorneys but finished strong .Also won our child support case too ,in same case.

    K. Holloway
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