Yes. Under the Texas Family Code, child support and visitation are considered separate issues. Just as one parent is ordered to pay child support, the other parent is ordered to allow visitation. And just as your ex could be held in contempt and jailed for failure to pay child support, you could be held in contempt and jailed for denying his or her court-ordered visitation rights. The proper response to a violation of a court order, whether it’s for child support or visitation, is to consult with an attorney about filing a motion to enforce and for contempt. If your ex is held in contempt, it is mandatory that the court award attorney fees so you might be reimbursed for at least some of your costs in bringing the action.
My Ex Isn’t Paying Child Support. Do I Have to Let Him/Her Visit the Children?