The relationship between children and their grandparents is special. Often, grandparents fill the role of caretaker, babysitter, mentor, confidant and friend. The legal right of grandparents to have a relationship with their grandchildren has been both complex and in flux under Texas law. In fact, grandparent rights have been modified by the Texas legislature and case law perhaps more than any other family law issue during the past few years.
- Child's basic needs are not being met.
- A parent dies.
- A parent of the child is incarcerated.