Can a parent keep a child away from the other parent in Texas?
The other parent has no right to take or keep your child away from you if you have sole physical custody. After court-ordered parenting time or visitation the other parent must return your child or let you pick up your child.
Can a mother take a child out of state without father’s consent in Texas?
Without established paternity and a court order confirming the father's custody rights, the mother of the child can deny visitation or even move the child out of state without the father's permission. That's why it's critical that unmarried fathers in Texas seek legal advice from a qualified child custody attorney.
Can a 13 year old choose which parent to live with in Texas?
What Age Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live with in Texas? Children cannot officially decide which parent they want to live with until they are 18 years old. Texas law does allow children that are 12 or older to have a say in where they'd like to live, but ultimately a judge will decide where they will live.
Can a mother take a child across state lines without father’s permission?
In this situation, the custodial parent will likely have to go to court, and ask a judge for permission to move the child out-of-state. Typically, a parent can't move a child to another county or state without prior approval from the court that issued the original custody order.