Q: Can I get sole custody of my twins?
My twins have lived with me since I split with there father. They were 3. They are now 11 and the father never sees them. His parents always get them for his visitation. Which to me seems unfair due to the time is suppose to be with him. If he doesn't call me stating the are going to pick him up do I have to let them leave? They do not have my children do any type of homework. Read during the summer and on the weekends they have them during school when it is apart of there homework. I have asked them to help me with this considering they almost failed the 4th grade. There education is really important to me. But if they won't help with that and help me teach them responsibility do I have to let them go with the grandparents? Also they always come back after just two days disrespecting me when they know that's not how my household is. Pls help. Tired of grandparents trying to take control.
A: In Texas it is presumed that it will be Joint Custody. What is important are the rights and duties that each parent receives. I assume that you want to have the right to establish the children's primary residence and select their school.
I cannot tell if there are court orders in place. Normally dad can designate who picks up the children. I assume that you want to eliminate his parents in order to end their visits.
You desperately need to talk to a family law attorney in your county. You have let this go on for far too long.
Without looking at your court orders and discussing the case in more depth with you, I cannot give you more advice.
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