For one reason or another, some Texas grandparents are denied the right to see their grandchildren by the children's parents. It is possible to petition the court for the right to see them. Whether granting grandparents visitation rights is in the best interests of the child depends on many factors.
In general, the safety, welfare and emotional and physical health of the children are the most important factors in granting visitation to grandparents just as they are in custody decisions. The wishes of the adults involved may be taken into consideration, but only insofar as they do not interfere with the well-being of the children. In addition, the wishes of the children may be considered as long as each child is old enough to make his or own decisions.