My question involves a child custody case from the State of: TX
Longer story shorter- Husband has primary custody of his two girls, ages 8 & 10. Mother has not seen the kids in well over one year, and has not consistently visited for over 2 years. She is due for release from state jail (served 10 months) and although, my husband attempted to contact, and set up gradual visitation, it seems as though that has fallen through. B/C of past experiences, we are expecting her to show up out of the blue demanding visitation, even though she failed to see the children well before her incarceration. With all of these circumstances in place, is there a good chance that my husband could be held in contempt if he were to deny visitation? We've no desire to keep children from her, just to ensure they begin to rebuild relationship in healthy way. Secondly, would her past failure to use the visits to which she's entitled be ample grounds to request modification of custody- we would only seek a gradual parenting plan, not sole custody. We really do want her in the kids lives, but she fails to see how negatively her disappearing acts effect the children and how badly they need consistency. Does TX even have a gradual parenting plan?