THOMAS A. MARTIN
Attorney-at-Law
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin represents clients throughout Southeast Texas, including the cities of Houston, Galveston, Memorial, River Oaks, West University,
Clear Lake, League City, Sugar Land, Pearland, Beaumont, Hempstead, Katy, Conroe, and all the communities in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend,
Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller and Wharton Counties.
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin represents individuals facing serious felony charges in both state and federal trial and appellate courts. We represent people facing felony charges from drugs to murder, and have developed an emphasis on sex crimes (both adult and child offenses).

In our commercial litigation practice, we represent small business owners facing "bet the business" litigation prospects if the opposing side wins.

With our family law practice, we cherish the opportunity to represent parents, especially fathers, who need a divorce and want to keep or get custody of their kids.
GRANDPARENT'S RIGHTS

The scope of grandparental visitation in Texas is relatively narrow, with access strictly circumscribed to specific situations.

Most importantly, a grandparent has no right to intervene into an intact nuclear family over the opposition of the biological mother and father.

Family autonomy is supreme in that context. However, once the family unit is disturbed, whether by death, divorce, incarceration, or termination of one parent's rights, the grandparent may seek visitation.

If the parents are deceased, the grandparents may be considered for appointment as managing conservators, but consideration does not alter or diminish the discretionary power of the court.