Grandparents’ Rights in Texas
Grandparents can have a major impact on the lives of their grandchildren. As such, grandparents may be interested in investigating their options regarding visitation or custody following the divorce of their grandchildren’s’ parents. In Texas, grandparents can seek custody and visitation rights in several different situations.
The Houston divorce attorneys of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler understand the close relationships that many grandparents have with their grandchildren, and we can help you explore your options for seeking custody or visitation rights. If you are interested in discussing your options with a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer, please contact our offices at (713) 802-1777 today.
Factors to Consider
In Texas, grandparents can only receive custody or visitation rights if it is in the child’s best interest and if there are certain circumstances present. Some of the factors that may affect your right to grandparent visitation or custody include:
- Your grandchild has already lived with you for at least six months
- The child’s parents are divorced
- The parents are unfit to raise the child due to mental illness, incarceration, or other circumstances
- The parents neglected or abused your grandchild
- The parents’ rights to their child have been legally terminated
If you believe that you should have custody or visitation rights to your grandchild due to safety issues or other concerns, it is imperative to talk to an attorney as soon as possible regarding your options.
Each family unit has unique circumstances that should be considered when custody and visitation arrangements are being made. You may qualify for custody or visitation rights as a grandparent, and a lawyer can help you understand your rights in your situation. A Houston child custody attorney of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler is available at (713) 802-1777 for any questions or concerns you may have.