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Did you know that more than 10,000 Texan children are living with grandparents and other relatives as a result of parental drug or alcohol addiction? This means that thousands of families are dealing not just with complicated health and familial issues, but legal issues as well. If you are a grandparent who takes care of...
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Grandparents often play an important role in children’s lives. Unfortunately, there are some instances where grandparents can lose contact with their grandchildren, either from a separation, divorce, or a remarriage. Divorce especially triggers an outpouring of emotions for everyone involved, including the divorcing couple’s parent. While some marriages end amicably, others can end in a...
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A child’s life is forever impacted during a divorce. Their world is turned upside down, and their relationship with parents, grandparents, extended family and friends may suffer. In many cases, the second strongest connection a child has to his or her family is to grandparents. After a divorce, it is crucial to keep family connections...
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Like other states, Texas has laws in place that preserve the rights of grandparents to seek custody of their grandchildren when they are subject to abuse, neglect or other situations where their health or well-being is threatened. There are specific cases where grandparents may seek custody of a grandchild. Even when a child lives in...
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For grandparents, watching their grandchildren grow up is a wonderful experience. Sadly, not all grandparents can experience that because of tensions in the family or a variety of other reasons. Some grandparents have taken to seeking visitation rights to be able to spend time with their grandchildren. For grandparents in Texas, learning about these grandparents’...
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In recent years, more and more grandparents are taking an active role in their grandchildren’s lives. U.S. Census Bureau records show that, in 2011, one out of every 10 children lived with at least one grandparent. Over half of those grandparents – roughly 3 million – provided primary care for their grandchild. For some families,...
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