Many times after a divorce or child custody order is finalized, a party is so relieved that the party fails to recognize that the decree or order places certain notice requirements on them.
Texas law requires that certain notices be placed in any child custody order. Under Texas Family Code 105.06, the parties must be notified that they are required to notify the other party, the court, and the state case registry, of any change in address, telephone number, or employer information. This notice can be involved simply by mailing a letter to the court clerk and the other party (with proof), but often times parties don’t even realize it is there.
Parents are also required to notify the other party anytime certain medical emergencies come up involving the child. There also is normally a requirement that the parent providing the health insurance provide the other parent with a health insurance card and policy information within a certain time frame.
Notices in a decree typically include a requirement that a spouse provide financial information related to the marriage to the other spouse in certain tax situations.
These are just some of the notices that are included in a divorce decree of child custody order. Talk to your attorney and be aware of these requirements so that you can be in compliance with your decree or order.