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Understanding non-custodial parental rights and responsibilities

In Texas and all other states, it is most common for mothers to receive custody of their children. While custodial statistics are showing a move toward equality, fathers' rights are still a topic of conversation. As such, it is important for Texas fathers who do not have custody of their children to understand their parental rights and responsibilities.

According to a handbook published by the Office of the Attorney General, non-custodial parents have the right to access to their children in the form of visitation according to a parenting plan. In addition, these parents have the right to know where their children are at all times. Finally, non-custodial parents have the right to petition the court for modifications to existing orders when their situations change.

In addition to the above rights granted by Texas law, non-custodial parents also have responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is child support. The purpose of child support is to ensure the care of a child or children. The failure to pay child support is regarded as a breach of responsibility and is punishable by law.

Unfortunately, sometimes efforts are made to deny Texas fathers their parental rights. If you are fulfilling your obligations as a father and you need help asserting your rights, you may wish to turn to an experienced family law attorney for assistance. By seeking help from a legal professional, you can assert your rights, help ensure you are fulfilling your responsibilities and build a foundation for a solid relationship with your child or children.

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