Couples going through a divorce or who want to make modifications in their current visitation order can seek the assistance of a child visitation lawyer.

According to the Texas Family Code, the public policy allows each parent to enjoy continual and frequent visits with their kids, provided they have shown that they can work in the best interest of the child/children.

Navigating Child Visitation Agreements and Court Orders

Parenting Plan Decision Process

The parenting plan can be mutually decided by the parents, and in the event that they fail to do so, the Court will issue an Order on the same.

Flexibility of Visitation Schedules

Regardless of the visitation schedule issued by the Court or agreed upon by the parents, it will be as flexible as the parents can make it; the mutual statement of agreement between the parents will take precedence over the Court Order in most cases.

Role of Court Orders as Backup Plans

Therefore, even if you have a Court Order, the Order is more of a backup plan for parents that cannot agree on an alternative schedule.

Importance of Legal Consultation

It’s important to maintain frequent and reasonable amounts of time with your child or children. If you agree not to spend time with the children, that agreement could later be sued against you. You should consult a Plano child visitation lawyer if your situation needs significant changes, it’s always best to have long-term changes solidified in a new order to protect your rights.

Visitation order enforcement and issues


Consequences of Non-Compliance with Visitation Schedules

It is not uncommon for parents to fail to follow the possession schedule, which, if no agreement was made may cause issues for the other parent. The visitation agreement cannot predict all the circumstances that may arise, due to which visitation issues often emerge; however, visitation orders should not be taken lightly. Violation of visitation orders can result in jail time.

Legal Recourse for Denied Visitation

In case the parent that has custody of the child denies visitation, then the other party can file a Motion for Enforcement. Compliance with the visitation order is compulsory unless both parties agree to modifications of the same.

Role of a Child Visitation Lawyer

An Experienced Child Visitation Lawyer will be able to help you understand what terms would work in the best interests of your child and advice on how the court ruling may develop in specific circumstances.

Consultation and Dispute Resolution

You can schedule a consultation with our lawyers so we can help you resolve your visitation rights dispute or make preparations for settlements.

Importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Keep in mind, ADR is the court's first line of defense against extensive lawsuits being filed. Therefore, Mediation is always a good option before bringing all the issues before the court.

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Options for Standard Possession Order

There are multiple versions of a standard possession order. If you and the other parent live within 100 miles you have the option for the standard or the expanded standard. If you live over 100 miles you have the option to elect the long-distance version of the standard possession order.

Factors for Visitation Plan Determination

If the two parties live under a distance of 100 miles from each other, then the visitation plan may allow for shorter visits that are more frequent with the child/children. In the event that they live farther than 100 miles from each other, the court may consider the transit time and associated expenses and those may be factored in before drawing out the visitation schedule.

Court's Considerations for Visitations

Ultimately the Court prioritizes the best interest of the child while finalizing possession schedules.

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At Brian Andrade Family Law, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation and support, tailored to their unique needs and circumstances. When you choose our firm for rights, you can expect:


Our attorneys have years of experience handling a wide range of family law matters, including visitation rights. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to guide you through the process efficiently and effectively.


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We will work closely with you to develop a customized legal strategy that meets your specific needs and protects your interests.


Family matters can be a challenging and emotional experience, even when both parties are in agreement. Our team is here to provide you with the compassionate support and guidance you need during this difficult time, ensuring that you feel heard, understood, and supported throughout the process.

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We are committed to providing our clients with accessible and responsive legal services. We will keep you informed and involved throughout your case, promptly responding to your questions and concerns and ensuring that you have the information and support you need to make informed decisions.

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We understand that cost is a concern for many individuals facing family issues. We strive to provide high-quality legal services at reasonable rates, and we will work with you to develop a fee arrangement that meets your needs and budget.

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