THOMAS A. MARTIN
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.
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.