What General Factors are Considered when Determining Visitation?
Parents who do not get physical custody of their children are entitled to visitation, or, as it’s known in several states, parenting time.
Parents are typically allowed to work out their own visitation arrangements in a written parenting plan, which is subject to the court's approval.
The situation becomes more complicated if contact with the noncustodial parent might be detrimental to the child. The court can intervene when there are allegations or clear evidence of substance abuse problems, anger issues, or physical or sexual abuse.
A Houston family and child custody attorney can help you understand how visitation laws might apply to your circumstances.