What is grounds for supervised visitation in Texas?

The court will order supervised visitation in Texas when the behavior of your former spouse is erratic or dangerous. The top priority will be the safety and security of your children.

Can a custodial parent deny visitation rights in Texas?

Very rarely will the court deny a parent visitation with their child. The main concern for any court is a child’s safety and well-being. So, the court will only step in and block visitation if it decides that visitation will cause an emotional or physical safety threat to a child.

What happens if custodial parent violates visitation order in Texas?

A charge of contempt of court for violating the court’s orders. Criminal liability for the crime of parental kidnapping. Civil liability for the tort of interference with a parent’s possessory rights.

Who can supervise child contact?

Supervised contact between parent and child can take place at someone else’s home or under the supervision of a relative or mutual friend of the parents. It can also take place at a contact centre where trained staff members will monitor the contact session.

What are the standard Texas child visitation laws?

The state of Texas does not have any laws that grant child visitation rights to step-parents, which may make applying for visitation significantly harder. In all cases, third-party visitation rights are more likely to be granted by the court if they are deemed to be in the best interests of the child.

Why would a judge order a Supervised visitation?

Supervised visitation is ordered in certain circumstances, such as if there is a history of abuse or if the parent and the child have never met before. The judge will only order it if they believe that supervised visitation would be in the best interest of the child.

How can I request supervised visitation?

shortening visits

  • prohibiting overnight visits
  • prohibiting an addicted parent from drinking any alcohol or using any medications or drugs during visits
  • prohibiting an addicted parent from driving with the child
  • restricting where the parent can take the child or who can be present during visitation
  • What you should know about supervised visitation?

    – If the parent and child have had little or no contact previously, and as such need help being introduced or reintroduced – If there is a history of abuse by the parent – If there is a risk of abduction – If there are mental illness concerns