Grandparents' Rights

One of the tragedies of divorce is that sometimes — as families split up and reconfigure — grandparents get lost in the process.

Texas courts recognize that parents have a right to raise their children without unnecessary court intervention and that their decisions regarding who interacts with their children are generally theirs to make. However, under some circumstances, grandparents have legal rights with regard to access and visitation with and sometimes conservatorship of a child.

The legal rights of grandparents is an area of law that is quite controversial. If you are the grandparent of a child and you believe you have the right to request conservatorship, possession or access to a grandchild, we encourage you to contact our offices for a confidential consultation with an experienced lawyer.

Our Austin, Texas, law offices are led by attorney Linda Stanley, who has over 33 years' experience resolving family disputes through mediation, collaborative law and adversarial court proceedings.

Our offices are led by a lawyer who is trained in several different types of dispute resolution. We are not a "bulldog" law firm that rushes to court at the first opportunity. Instead, we use our knowledge of family law and dispute resolution processes to help our clients figure out which type of conflict resolution process will work best for them and their families — both in terms of the family's circumstances and our individual client's budget.


Contact Linda Stanley, P.L.L.C.

To schedule a confidential consultation with a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney, call 512-399-5718, or send us an e-mail.


Linda Stanley, P.L.L.C.

Board Certified - Family Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

AV®-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system

Licensed 1984 in Texas

Experienced mediator

Trained in collaborative law


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Texas Attorney: Grandparents' Rights to Visitation