Family law is an extremely important legal area that affects the lives of millions of Americans in many different ways. Many people are familiar with family law only through the scope of divorce. They see family law as the legal area which governs how assets or child custody or alimony are divided in a divorce. Since not everyone is happy with their custody arrangement or support requirements, they may see family law as an enemy.
The truth is that there are many other aspects of family law that do not necessarily deal with the dissolution of marriage and the separation of children from their parents. Family law also oversees issues such as adoptions, prenuptial agreements and more. Perhaps the most important responsibility of a person practicing in the legal area of family law is safeguarding future generations in any way possible, which is why child support and child custody are such important issues.
However, while many people are focused on the custody arrangements as they pertain to the parents, people often overlook the custodial rights of grandparents. Fortunately for grandparents who feel that they have been slighted with their visitation rights, family law attorneys can help them.
Texas law has clear guidelines when it comes to grandparent visitation, allowing for such rights in a variety of different circumstances, including death of parents, abuse by parents and more. Ultimately, in almost every instance, Texas courts will do what they believe is in the best interests of the child, which is where the assistance of an attorney can be useful. A family law attorney can help you prove that your involvement is best for the development of the child, allowing you the visitation rights you deserve. Visit our webpage to learn more about Texas law with regards to grandparents' rights.