Though the annual divorce rate continues to fall in Texas – down to 2.5 divorces per 1000 residents, from 3.1 divorces per 1000 residents in 2012 – families throughout the state and much of the country still battle with the fallout of a hurtful breakup. While the courts are officially required to show no gender bias when making their final decision, many fathers continue to worry that a family breakup may spell doom for their chances at fatherhood. Yet, this is not the case thanks to a father’s rights in Texas. The proper legal help and the right approach can help you get the access you need to your children.
Things might seem bleak, but they don’t have to be. You do have rights. Under the Texas Family Code, a parent’s rights in Texas include the right to direct the moral and religious training of their child, to direct their place of residence, and have physical possession of the child, as well as make decisions regarding their education, represent the child in legal matters, and consent to their medical care, among other rights and duties.
However, these rights can be taken away from you through a court order. But with respectable and qualified lawyers at your side, you can fight to keep your rights, and to be there for your child.