Many residents of Texas get divorced and then remarry new spouses. If you are one of them and have children, you may wonder what your remarriage’s impact can be on your child custody arrangement. Your remarriage may affect certain aspects of custody orders.
How can your new marriage affect child custody?
Getting remarried itself doesn’t affect child custody orders or the rights to your child. However, if the court determines that your new marriage isn’t in your child’s best interests, it may modify your custody order.
Can a parent prevent his or her child from seeing his or her other parent?
Unless the court steps in and issues an order, a parent cannot prevent his or her child from seeing his or her other parent. This also only happens if one parent violates a court order with the purpose of infringing on the other parent’s custody time.
Who is the legal guardian of a child after a divorce?
The court will decide on matters relating to child custody, child support and visitation. It will also determine whether custody and other matters should be changed in the future to ensure that the child’s best interests are met based on the changes going on in his or her life.
At what age can a child decide who he or she wants to live with?
The court recognizes the views of children who are at least 14. However, the judge will listen to a child of any age when he or she wants to give his or her opinion. Children are also permitted to state their preference of which parent they prefer to live with.
If you have remarried, you may have concerns about how that can affect your child custody. The court will always consider what is best for the child. Your child is the most important factor and will be protected when necessary.