Burkburnett, TX asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Texas

Q: Do grandparents have custody rights in this situation? Texas

My friends sister has a 2 year old. They live with their parents. Without telling anyone, the sister checked herself into a mental health facility. She gave her son to a coworker to watch. The coworker does not normally interact with her son. The parents (parents of sister) want him to be back at home. The coworker will not give him to them. Can the grandparents call the police and have them give the son back to the grandparents?. The grandparents, sister, and son all live together so he would be going back to his permanent home. The reason why the sister didn’t tell her parents what was happening was because she was embarrassed. That’s why she told a coworker. Coworker will not disclose her address and says she is going to keep him for a week. Please help, we all think he should be at home!

2 Lawyer Answers
Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: No. The police will not get involved unless the child is being abused or neglected.

Boe Lynn Bowen
Boe Lynn Bowen
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: As a general rule if both parents are alive and well, rights not terminated, or incarcerated, then no grandparents have no rights in Texas.

Without court orders granting the grandparents rights, they have none.

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