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I live in Texas, and was divorced here 10 years ago. My ex

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I live in Texas, and was divorced here 10 years ago. My ex and I had joint custody of our daughter, with him as primary. Our daughter is now 18 and will be graduating from high school in June. When she turned 18, she moved in full time with me. Her father's reaction was to disassociate himself from her. They speak now on rare occasions, and when they do, he always tries to make her feel guilty for moving out. My husband would like to become legal guardian of my daughter so she can have good medical insurance through his company. Do we need approval from my ex?

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is your ex paying child support??
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hi Lisa! He does not pay any support, and isn't required to.
Ok, great then you do not need his permission. the age of majority in TX is 18 and therefore she can make her own decisions without his (or your) permission. I hope this helps clarify.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX hoping that would be the case. One more question for clarification: does the 18 year old age of majority apply even though she is still in high school (graduating in June).
Yes it does. the only issue with her being in high school would have been child support. if he was paying it her turning 18 would not have ended child support if she is still in school, he would have still had to continue paying it until age 19 or graduation from high school but since no support is involved that is not an issue and she has reached majority. I hope this clarifies. Thank you and please do not forget to click ACCEPT so that I may receive credit for my time and answers. Kind regards.
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