Texas Child Custody Laws
Texas child custody laws are in compliance with the Uniform Child Custody Act, which seeks to minimize child custody conflicts that involve more than one state. Texas family law also recognizes joint custody and grandparent visitation rights. As with most other states, Texas courts are required to consider the child's own wishes when making a custody determination.
Learn more about Texas child custody laws in the table below. See How Child Custody Decisions are Made for additional information.
|Code Section||Fam. 153. 005 et seq.|
|Year Uniform Child Custody Act Adopted||1983|
|Joint Custody an Option?||Yes, Fam. §153.003 Joint Managing Conservator|
|Grandparent Visitation Rights Recognized?||Yes, Fam. 153.433|
|Child's Own Wishes Considered?||Yes|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Texas child custody attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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