Grandparents have no automatic legal rights in any state, according to AARP. As of 2013, 37 states afford grandparents the right to petition the court for visitation regardless of the marital status of the parents, accor... More »

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All 50 states provide some rights for grandparents to gain custody or receive court-mandated visitation with their grandchildren, says Grandparents.com. Most laws that concern grandparents' rights are less than 35 years ... More »

The process by which grandparents can obtain legal guardianship of their grandchildren may require obtaining a court order from a judge, and the procedural specifics and types of guardianship arrangements vary in differe... More »

The process by which grandparents can obtain legal guardianship of their grandchildren may require obtaining a court order from a judge, and the procedural specifics and types of guardianship arrangements vary in differe... More »

Temporary legal custody means a court order granting parenting rights over a minor to a friend, relative or custodial parent for a certain period of time until permanent custody can be determined, states Avvo. These righ... More »

Joint legal custody means that both parents have rights to participate in all important decisions concerning their children, reports About.com. A parent who feels the other parent is not honoring a joint legal custody ag... More »

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Texas adoption laws state that any adult may adopt a child after parental rights of that child have been terminated. Before adoption, Texas law states that each child must undergo health, social, educational and genetic ... More »