A Texas family court will consider several facts when deciding which parent gets primary child custody. Domestic violence, no surprise, is one of the factors that will have a significant negative effect on a person’s eligibility to care for their for their children.
In its less severe form, a history of domestic violence can lead to limited visitation rights. More extreme cases, however, can even result in an automatic loss of parental rights.
This post will cover how Texas defines domestic violence and what you can expect if you are charged and want to retain custody of your kids.
Defining Domestic Violence Under Texas Law
Per The Texas Penal Code Title 5 Chapter 22 section 22.01, domestic violence is [...]