The relationship with your grandchildren is crucial to their development and familial structure. Other family members may not always act in the best interests of the children involved, requiring grandparents to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship to protect those interests.
Unfortunately, grandparent rights are extremely limited by Texas state laws. The Texas Family Code dictates very specifically how grandparents may be awarded visitation with or custody of their grandchildren. In other words, to maintain a lawsuit for grandparent custody or grandparent visitation, grandparents must prove that they have standing to a higher degree than parents or stepparents.
That is why it is critically important to have a family law attorney in your corner with the knowledge and experience to make those narrowly tailored laws work for you. Whether Child Protective Services is involved, or you believe your grandchildren are being subjected to abuse or neglect, you may be entitled to custody or visitation rights. When faced with a difficult situation involving your grandchildren, it is vital that you know your rights.
Contact our office today to discuss all of your visitation and custody rights to your grandchildren.