In Texas parents have the duty to support their children, including providing them with clothing, food, shelter, medical and dental care, and education.
The duty of a parent to support his or her child exists while the child is an unemancipated minor and continues as long as the child is fully enrolled in an accredited secondary school in a program leading toward a high school diploma until the end of the school year in which the child graduates.
A parent who fails to discharge the duty of support is liable to a person who provides necessaries to those to whom support is owed.
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The parent of a child has the following rights and duties:
1) the right to have physical possession, to direct the moral and religious training, and to designate the residence of the child;
2) the duty of care, control, protection, and reasonable discipline of the child;
3) except as provided by Section 264.0111, the right to the services and earnings of the child;
4) the right to consent to the child’s marriage, enlistment in the armed forces of the United States, medical and dental care, and psychiatric, psychological, and surgical treatment;
5) the right to represent the child in legal action and to make other decisions of substantial legal significance concerning the child;
6) the right to receive and give receipt for payments for the support of the child and to hold or disburse funds for the benefit of the child;
7) the right to inherit from and through the child;
8) the right to make decisions concerning the child’s education; and
9) any other right or duty existing between a parent and child by virtue of law.
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