Protecting Grandparents' Rights In Texas

Many grandparents play extremely important roles in the lives of their grandchildren. They provide them with love, affection and care that all kids need to thrive. Both the grandparent and child look forward to this time together, and if anything interferes with these interactions, it can cause serious conflicts within the family.

The Springer Law Firm has helped many grandparents gain custody or visitation time with their grandchildren. Our attorneys understand exactly how much your grandchildren mean to you, and we want you to be able to continue to be a major part of things going forward.

What Custody Options Do Grandparents Have?

Under Texas law, grandparents have no direct custody rights with the children, but there are situations in which custody may be permitted. The courts will examine all the facts to determine if a grandparent should be allowed to have protected time with the kids. Some of the reasons that may lead to custody or visitation time include:

  • The parents are divorced, and the grandparent has played a significant role in the child's upbringing
  • One or both of the parents are currently incarcerated or are facing jail time
  • The grandparent has already raised the child for six months or more
  • The parents have demonstrated that they are unfit to care for the child (for example, the parents may have drug or alcohol abuse problems)
  • The child is being abused or neglected

We know that there are extremely important issues that must be addressed in these matters. We want to do our best to reduce conflict while pursuing a result that is in the child's best interests. You can depend upon us to provide you with a straightforward analysis of your case, and tell you exactly what we can do to help you moving forward.

Your Hometown Lawyers For Grandparents' Rights Cases

Our experienced legal team is located close to home, and is here to help you find answers to questions regarding grandparents' rights and other family law issues. To schedule your consultation with one of our lawyers, please call 281-616-7540 or send us an email. Our office is conveniently located in Katy, right off Mason Road between Highland Knolls and Cinco Ranch Boulevard.