When some people think of grandparents' rights, they might think only about a grandparent trying to get custody of a grandchild. That is only one aspect of grandparents' rights. In Texas, there aren't any automatic rights for grandparents. Instead, the grandparents either have to have the permission of the child's parent or an order from the court.
It appears that approximately half of children will have parents that divorce before that child turns 18-years old. But though this can be particularly tough for children to deal with, studies have shown that parents putting aside their differences for the sake of the child are more satisfied with their child custody arrangements.
For decades, parents in Houston, Texas and all around the country have worked out visitation agreements that are tailored to their individual situations. One divorced dad in Illinois, however, has carved out a unique agreement that few people with years of experience in family law cases have ever come across.Under the conditions of his agreement, the children alternate parents for events such as birthdays and the mother has custody for several religious holidays. One of the man's annual requests was that he have his children with him for a few specific holidays: Memorial Day, St. Patrick's Day and Super Bowl Sunday.