Texas Parenting Rights and Duties

The following are examples of Texas Parenting Rights and Duties that can be addressed by family courts and allocated to parents in formulating Texas Parenting Plans:

  • Duty to inform the other conservators of the child in a timely manner of significant information concerning the health, education, and welfare of the child.
  • Right to receive information from any other conservator of the child concerning the health, education, and welfare of the child.
  • Right to confer with the other parent, to the extent possible, before making a decision concerning the health, education, and welfare of the child
  • Right of access to medical, dental, psychological, and educational records of the child.
  • Right to consult with a physician, dentist, or psychologist of the child.
  • Right to consult with school officials concerning the child’s welfare and educational status, including school activities.
  • Right to attend school activities.
  • Right to be designated on the child’s records as a person to be notified in case of an emergency.
  • Right to consent to medical, dental, and surgical treatment during an emergency involving immediate danger to the health and safety of the child.
  • Duty of care, control, protection, and reasonable discipline of the child.
  • Duty to support the child, including providing the child with clothing, food, shelter, and medical and dental care not involving an invasive procedure.
  • Right to consent for the child to medical and dental care not involving an invasive procedure.
  • Right to direct the moral and religious training of the child.
  • Duty to make periodic child-support payments.
  • Right to designate the primary residence of the child without regard to geographic location.
  • Right to consent to medical, dental, and surgical treatment involving invasive procedures.
  • Right to consent to psychiatric and psychological treatment.
  • Right to receive and give receipt for periodic payments for the support of the child and hold or disburse the funds for the benefit of the child.
  • Right to make decisions concerning the child’s education.

When dealing with a child custody case or divorce where children are involved, a parenting plan these Texas parenting rights and responsibilities will be included in the divorce decree or custody order.  These rights and responsibilities can be independent or exclusive, with several permutations including:

  • independently held;
  • independently held with consultation of the other parent;
  • independently held with the agreement of the other parent;
  • exclusive to one parent with consultation of the other parent;
  • exclusive to one parent with the agreement of the other parent required; or
  • held by exclusively one parent with no consultation or agreement required.

Our attorneys can help you address these rights and responsibilities in your custody or divorce case.

Texas Parenting Rights Questions? Our Lawyers Can Help

If you are uncertain about your options regarding Texas parenting rights and duties, you may want experienced legal advisors in dealing with these issues.  Call our Houston lawyers today at 713.221.9088 to discuss your circumstances and parenting plan questions.

Larson Law Office PLLC

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Houston,
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77002
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