Divorce, especially when there are children involved, is one of the most
challenging and painful transitions in life. Not only does it hurt the
immediate participants involved, but the aftermath also extends to nearly
everyone who was involved with the family. This is especially true for
grandparents who are closely integrated into their grandchildren’s
lives. If your son or daughter is going through a
divorce and you are concerned about protecting yourself throughout this process,
our compassionate and trusted Houston family lawyers of the Law Office
of Kathryn Marteeny can help.
The state of Texas, though strict when it comes to grandparents’
rights, has certain allowances under specific circumstances, which include:
- At least 1 parent has rights over the child
- The child’s biological parent has died
- The child’s biological parent has been declared mentally incompetent
by the courts
- The child’s biological parent does not have visitation
- The child’s biological parent has been in jail or prison for at least 3 months
Another allowance is if it would cause serious physical or emotional harm
to your grandchild if you were no longer allowed to maintain this relationship.
At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we understand just how essential
grandparents are to a child’s upbringing. Ripping away this connection
simply because two parents no longer want to remain married is unfair
and what’s more, you don’t have to stand for it.
Contact Our Experienced Houston Family Lawyers Today
The family courts can be extremely intimidating, but not for skilled and
family law attorneys such as ours at the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny. The challenges
of a visitation battle are overwhelming, and we refuse to sit back and
let you face this situation alone. While it may feel like an uphill battle,
we strive to make divorce as seamless as possible for you and your family.
To reach a representative of our firm,
contact us today at your earliest convenience by calling (713) 936-2300.