So long as there is a pending suit, your answer is yes. Often people believe that the "pending suit" has to be one filed by one or the other parent (such as your typical contested custody action). However, a pending suit may also any other suit affecting the parent-child relationship - this includes one filed by the state as well.
It is impossible to say with absolute certainty whether a suit has been filed in your case, because we are not privy to the paperwork filed or present standing of the action. However, assuming that the children have been removed from the parents' care and the court is involved, then some suit probably has been filed. And that is the suit in which grandparents or other eligible persons may intervene.
There is a packet that has been prepared by the Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for situations such as this, and I have included the web address to it below. It provides sample forms for intervention that grandparents or other interested parties may use as guides.
Well there is a suit and I have a copy of it. However, they are not meeting again until August, and I want to legally visit and do things with the kids this summer. If I intervene now will they have to hear me now, or not till August. And If I intervene to I have to have an Attorney to do so?
One more thing... I have been told that I can not send letters or character references to the judge, if I intervene or do the interm request, you said to do so in writing... would that included these letters of character witness and pictures of me with the kids, and a letter from me requesting this and why I believe it is in the best interest of the children. Also would letters from the aunt and uncle be benificial, or will they even look at any of it.
Thanks by the way!
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