Houston, TX asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas

Q: I am getting remarried and I am the non-custodial parent. Am I required by law to notify the other parent?

We do not share information on who we date with one another. I am ready to remarry. Since remarriage doesn't usually affect child support payments, am I required to submit some form of notification to the other parent or can I keep my life private. This is under the assumption that the new spouse poses no threat to my child.

2 Lawyer Answers
Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: No. Not unless your Decree has some unusual provision ordering you to do so, which I highly doubt and would be invalid.

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Generally you are not required to notify the other party that you are remarrying except under the conditions related to sex offenders. However, review your final decree to make sure there are no specific provisions that address this particular issue.

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