Children growing up in divorced families may have one problem that they deal with over and over again; there are more people who want to see them than they can see when they're split between two homes. When parents divorce, it sometimes makes it harder for children to see their extended family members. This is true either due to the time constraints or because of ill feelings among family members.
Grandparents often feel overlooked when their children go through divorces. They love their grandchildren and still want to be part of their lives, but it's hard when their children don't get along with their ex-spouses. Depending on how custody is arranged, it could be extremely hard to see their grandchildren at all.
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?