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Grandparent custody rights in the state of Texas

The state of Texas recognizes that a strong bond between a child and grandparent can be beneficial for the child. A grandparent may be granted custody of a child if certain criteria have been met. For instance, if the parent has abused or neglected the child, it may be grounds to grant grandparent visitation or custody.

Texas mother fights to regain custody of her child

A mother is fighting with Texas Child Protective Services and facing allegations of medical neglect. Her 4-month-old was placed in temporary foster care, but CPS claims she can restore parental rights at any time after undergoing psychological evaluations, counseling and parenting classes. However, the child's parents have opted to go the legal route to regain custody.

Can a grandparent gain custody of a grandchild?

According to Texas law, parents have the fundamental right to custody and care of their child. Under normal circumstances, the grandparent does not have a legal right to see the child. However, sometimes circumstances are such that a grandparent feels that they are a more appropriate guardian for their grandchild. It may possible under such circumstances for the grandparent to be awarded custodial control over their grandchild.

Heiress to mega-retailer files for divorce

When it comes to separating from a spouse, there are many things that any couple should take into consideration, such as the financial impact of divorce, child custody and other family legal issues. However, a high asset divorce can be even more complicated when significant fortunes are at stake. As a result, people who are preparing for a divorce in McKinney or any other part of Texas should try to closely review various aspects of family law and thoroughly prepare for separation before moving forward.

Five Texas parents apprehended for failing to pay child support

When it comes to family law, a number of complications can arise when the divorce process is not approached properly. Furthermore, separating from a spouse can create a variety of family legal issues, such as child custody and spousal support. In McKinney, TX, families who have to deal with a marriage dissolution should try to evaluate their situation thoroughly, understand how state law could impact their case and find the best way to move forward. The outcome of a divorce can affect those involved for years to come and lead to various complications when certain issues, such as child support, are not addressed properly.

Father faces family law issue, seeks custody of daughter

In Texas, when either married or unmarried couples choose to separate, the fate of any children that resulted from these relationships may be determined by court. Parents often disagree about significant family law matters that will affect their children, such as custody or adoption arrangements.

Grandparents experiencing family law issue seek visitation rights

In the state of Texas, many family legal issues stem from instances that relate to preserving a child’s best interest. While family law situations most often involve the parents of a child, they can also include matters like grandparents’ rights to visitation.

Family law discrepancies claimed in $130M adoption lawsuit

When two parents decide to separate from one another, they are often faced with difficult decisions regarding the future care of their children. It is not uncommon for individuals to dispute important matters like custody, parental rights, adoption wishes or other similar factors. The final living arrangements are sometimes determined by state laws, which can vary — as with Texas and Utah, for example — and can sometimes lead to family law issues.

Sweetin, Coyle dispute custody and alimony in divorce filings

When couples in Collin County decide their marriage is no longer working, they often choose to divorce. In the majority of cases, there are issues that need to be sorted out in order to reach a settlement. Couples may disagree on things, including child custody, spousal support and property division, and require the assistance of a family law court to reach an agreement.

Supreme Court rules on Indian Child Welfare Act case

In 1978, the federal government established the Indian Child Welfare Act. The law was meant to protect the parental rights of Native American parents in Collin County, and throughout the U.S., whose children had been forcibly removed from their care. Prior to this family law being put into effect, a study showed that at least a quarter of all Native American children were being placed in foster care or put up for adoption for no reason other than ignorant child welfare laws.