Fighting for the right to see your children and being denied visitation can be a heartbreaking situation to be in. You may feel like giving up after you have been denied visitation because you believe that there is no possible way forward. However, there are always options, especially if you are convinced that you are able to make a positive impact on your child's life.
It is important that you understand how visitation decisions are made by child custody courts in Texas. By understanding why you were denied visitation, you can learn the best way to move forward in order to be successful.
Was I denied visitation because I am behind on child support?
Being denied visitation because you are falling behind on child support should never be the case. The courts view child custody and child support matters completely separately. However, a parent who is bitter because they are not receiving child support might be more determined to take action in having visitation denied.
What reasons can the courts use to deny a parent visitation?
The courts will tend to do what they can in order to grant visitation on some level. For example, if the courts do not grant visitation due to concerns about the child's safety in the care of the parent, they will likely grant supervised visitation with another responsible adult such as a grandparent, or visitation that takes place in a visitation center.
If you want to take action to gain visitation with your child in Texas, you should make sure that you understand the possible options relating to your situation.