Texas provides very narrow circumstances where grandparents get court ordered visitation or custody of grandchildren.
In order for a grandparent to get an opportunity to petition the court for visitation or custody, they must have standing. Standing means the right to bring a case before the court. Some examples of standing range from having care, custody and control over a child for a period of 6 consecutive months where a petition may be filed within 90 days of that possession. Another example may be that the grandchild’s parent, the child of the grandparent, passed away. Other examples exist, relating to special circumstances relating to the protection of the children and State intervention.
It is important that one consult an attorney qualified to accept a grandparent’s case for custody and visitation of a grandchild, so as not to get kicked out of court without having an opportunity to be heard.
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