Being a grandparent can be one of the most rewarding and joyful times in your life. Often spending quality time with grandchildren during holidays or throughout the year is what grandparents say they look forward to most. Just ask any of them what their grandkids are doing now, and you’re sure to get a wallet (or iPhone) full of pictures and a beaming grandparent talking about the latest activities.
Grandparents and grandchildren often share special connections that deepen their relationships and enrich their lives. While parents generally serve as guardians, disciplinarians, and custodians of their children, grandparents are often able to step into supportive roles in the lives of the young people they love. Throughout Texas, kids benefit from spending time with their grandparents and having them in their lives.
A messy divorce in Texas can affect not just the spouses, but also their children and sometimes their children's grandparents. For example, in an effort to get back at their ex, a parent may refuse to allow their ex's parents (the child's grandparents) visit the child. This can cause a lot of pain for all involved. When this happens, what are the grandparents' rights?