Texas grandparents who are fighting to gain custody of their grandchildren may be interested in a case in another state that involves a family who is denied access to their grandchildren. The family blames their dilemma on the alleged mishandling of the case by the...
Grandparents’ rights: Children of opioid users left vulnerable
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Oct 3, 2016 | Grandparent's Rights
The National Center on Adoption and Permanency reports that more and more children are put in the care of family members rather that foster parents. Reportedly, this trend is nationwide and includes Texas. In many of these cases, children are taken in by their...
History of grandparent rights reflects real ‘modern family’
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Aug 26, 2016 | Grandparent's Rights
We have written before about the fact that, contrary to what might be convention, grandparents can't assume that their right to access to their grandchildren is a given. This is true in Texas and every other state of the union. This may come as a surprise, especially...
Grandparents getting custody, even visitation, not a given
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Jul 1, 2016 | Grandparent's Rights
Regular readers of this blog will recall that blood links to a child don't necessarily mean that grandparents will get custody of that child if both parents should happen to die. We wrote about this not long ago.As we noted then, while tradition and perhaps common...
Don’t grandparents always get custody of orphaned grandchildren?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Jun 17, 2016 | Grandparent's Rights
In the traditional view of the nuclear family, it might seem to be perfectly logical to assume that if a child loses both of his or her parents that one or the other set of grandparents will automatically be granted guardianship of the orphan. It just seems to make...
An understanding of grandparents’ rights can be key
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Apr 28, 2016 | Grandparent's Rights
Due to many different sets of circumstances, some children land in the care of their grandparents. Regardless of whether it is an amicable arrangement between the parents and grandparents or a situation in which children need protection from circumstances in their...
3 tips for grandparents affected by divorce
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Feb 19, 2016 | Grandparent's Rights
Divorce is a very difficult and challenging life event. Unfortunately, it is also one of those things that does not affect only those directly involved. Grandparents can often find themselves caught in the crossfire and feeling like they are not getting to see their...
Does Texas recognize grandparents’ rights?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Jan 22, 2016 | Grandparent's Rights
Today's grandparents often take an active role even in the best of family situations, providing childcare in some cases and temporary housing in others. This is usually a very positive experience for all involved, and it can come as quite a shock when these types of...
Grandparents rights and tribal issues
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Nov 30, 2015 | Grandparent's Rights
Grandparents rights can be a challenging aspect of any custody case. Grandparents often have very strong attachments to their grandchildren, and when a divorce happens, it can significantly alienate the grandparent's time with the grandchildren. It's normal to have...
What factors play into grandparents’ custody rights?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Sep 28, 2015 | Grandparent's Rights
Sometimes, grandparents in Texas may decide that they want custody of their grandchildren. This is not always easy to do, but it can be done. It's very important for grandparents to know what factors play into the decision. This way, they can see exactly what has to...
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