Jimmy Verner announced today that Grandparents' Rights in Texas is now available as a Kindle eBook from amazon.com. A physical copy will soon be available through amazon's CreateSpace feature.
In 2000, the United States Supreme Court decided a case called Troxel v. Granville. The Court ruled that a grandparent may not obtain visitation with a grandchild over a parent's objection unless the grandparent can demonstrate that the parent is unfit. Since 2000, the Texas Supreme Court has addressed grandparents' rights three times, and the Texas legislature has substantially amended the grandparents' rights statute. It is now reasonably clear what rights grandparents have — and what rights they lack — under Texas law.
Mr. Verner became interested in Troxel shortly after the Supreme Court decided the case. He published two articles on the web about Troxel. In response to numerous inquiries, Mr. Verner consolidated, updated and expanded the articles into this book.
The book overviews Troxel v. Granville, then introduces the reader to the sometimes–bizarre Texas terminology describing what other states call custody and visitation. The book then returns to Troxel v. Granville, after which it examines the three Texas Supreme Court cases applying Troxel v. Granville. Next, the evolution of the Texas grandparents' rights statute is outlined. The book concludes with conclusions to be drawn from Texas' interpretation of Troxel v. Granville and a bulleted summary of grandparents' rights law.
The appendix includes copies of Texas' current grandparents' rights statute, Troxel v. Granville, and the three Texas Supreme Court cases applyingTroxel v. Granville to grandparents. The book is designed as a starting point for the attorney's research and as an overview of grandparents' rights law for the nonlawyer.Continue Reading...