December 2014 Archives

Visitation and custody rights for grandparents

When it comes to divorcing parents who reside in Texas, the state's laws make accommodations for grandparents who wish to obtain visitation or custody rights of their grandchildren. Although the rights of grandparents generally cannot trump the fundamental rights of the child's legal parents, the laws give them limited privileges under certain circumstances.

Modifying a child custody order in Texas

When parents in Texas seek to modify a child support order, they are often motivated by concerns about their child's well being. You may be considering this course of action because a changing situation has impacted the care your child receives, or you may be unhappy about a planned relocation. While modifying a child custody order can be challenging, court-approved parenting plans may be altered if the court feels that the change would be in the child's best interests.