My daughter and her boyfriend ( my grandsons father ) have stopped allowing anybody in our family to see or talk to my 5yo grandson Kaine. they have lived on my parents property since kaine was born, he spent ever weekend at my house and every weeknight at my moms house. Kaines father has posted pictures of himself with several semi
automatic wepons strapped on himself. he also posted a picture of Kaine holding a semi automatic wepon. He has an explosive temper, we have pictures of the abuse that he has inflicted on my daughter in the past. They have holes in every door and wall in there appartment.Kaines father moved his 14yo neice in then one of his 28yo friends. his neice and the friend share my grandsons room and my grandson sleep on the floor with the 3 pit bulls that they have
You should consult with a family law attorney in your area to get specific details regarding grandparent's rights and to fully understand your options. If you are just wanting to seek visitation as a grandparent you can seek court orders. However, it sounds like from the details provided that there are concerns about the safety and welfare of the child. Depending on the evidence you have to support a position that the child's safety or welfare is at issue may allow you to get some temporary orders in place to protect the child.
Cheryl A. Wulf
Cheryl Wulf and Associates
305 S Broadway Ave, Ste 403
Tyler, Texas 75702
Persons in Texas have a duty to report child abuse, and failure to do so is a class A misdemeanor.
You need to contact CPS, who will do a placement evaluation which may result in the children being placed with you if they are in danger or being abused.
DFPS has a toll-free, 24-hour Family Violence Hotline: 1-800-252-5400
Failure to report the abuse, or allowing it to continue, arguably lessens the claim that you would provide the child a safe environment and you would have to hire an attorney to evaluate whether you would have standing and a valid cause of action to sue for custody outside of CPS seizing the children and placing them with you.
Tristan Longino is licensed to practice law in Texas only. The above response is merely an opinion not intended as legal advice and is not intended to be relied upon. The above response does not create an attorney-client relationship. A local attorney should be consulted prior to taking any course of action.
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