For about the past 40 years, Texas and every other state has recognized the right of grandparents to have visitation rights in certain custody cases. This is done to ensure that a child can retain an emotional connection with a family member that may help in his or her development. Grandparents are more likely to obtain such rights when the child's parents are dead or the child has been adopted.
When Texas parents end their marriage, they typically undergo a radical lifestyle change. Household finances will be different, as each party will be living separately and incomes are no longer being combined. In many cases, the parent who is awarded primary physical custody will be entitled to receive child support through an order issued by the judge. However, it's important to note that child support does not cover all the expenses of raising children.