Texas law provides for various circumstances in which a person who is not a parent of a child may apply to the Court for custody or access and possession of the child.
Section 102 of the Texas Family Code covers instances in which, for example, a non-parent has had care, custody or control over a child not their own and it would be in the best interest of the child for that non-parent to gain managing conservatorship over that child.
Texas law also provides opportunities for grandparents to petition the court for custody or access and possession of a child under certain circumstances such as the death of the parent, or having exercised care over the child for a period of time.
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