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Know Grandparents Rights In Texas

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When a couple decides to end a marriage it not only effects them but it also effects the grandparents on both sides of the family. Another situation that has an impact on grandparents is the incarceration of one or both parents, a death of one of the parents, or simply a disconnect in family bonding. Grandparents may think they have rights, however, grandparent’s rights in Texas may not be as easy to sort out as one might first think.

In order to figure out what rights a grandparent may or may not have, it is always best to seek the advice of an experienced attorney. Family law attorneys understand how to interpret laws that deal with parents, grandparents, and children. When grandparents or parents consult with a family law attorney they will be told what they can expect in a court of law. They will be informed on what Texas law says about grandparent’s rights.

If the attorney feels that there is a case, then they will do their best to represent their client in a court of law. The attorney and the court will always work in the best interest of the children who are involved.

If grandparents want to see their grandchildren, they will have to go through the legal system to make that happen.

It is always best to have an experienced attorney as legal representation. It may be that the grandparents are seeking custody because of the death of the parents or incarceration of one or both parents. This situation is difficult but still requires the employment of a great attorney. Even if it makes sense to give biological grandparents access to the grandchildren, a family court will always act in the best interest of the children. The court will need to take the entire situation into consideration. Never go into family court without legal representation if you want grandparents rights in Texas no matter what side you are on. An attorney knows the law and will advocate for the children. In the end, it really is about what is going to keep the children safe and allow them to grow up in a nurturing and loving environment.


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Michael Busby is a Houston divorce lawyer who has been in practice for over 20 years and appears daily in the Family Law Courts of Harris County and Fort Bend County Texas

Busby & Associates , have two Houston Offices, one in Chinatown, Houston Texas and another in Independent Heights, Houston, Texas. Michael Busby is Board Certified in Family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.