Grandparents Rights

The State of Texas gives great deference to parents and allowing them to raise and make decisions for their children. Unfortunately, this leaves little recourse under the law for grandparents who are seeking a relationship with their grandchildren.

Texas does allow grandparents to be named a conservator of their grandchildren, but generally only if they can prove that the children are in immediate danger with their parents.

If a grandparent cannot prove the danger standard, they are often limited to filing for Grandparent Access and Possession. There is no set defined “access and possession” for grandparents under the Texas Family Code, so what kind of access, if any, can be obtained is going to be on a case by case basis. 

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