I see. Thank you for clarifying the situation for me, Stephen.
Unlike parents who have constitutionally protected rights to their children, grandparents have no such rights, but can seek visitation under limited circumstances including instances where:
- The parents divorced;
- The parent abused or neglected the child;
- The parent has been incarcerated, found incompetent, or died;
- A court-order terminated the parent-child relationship; or
- The child has lived with the grandparent for at least six months.
It does not appear that any of these circumstances apply in your situation, so your decision for your children not to have contact with your mother would typically be honored by the courts.
Even if one of the circumstances applied, the grandparent would still typically be required to prove that visitation would be in the best interests of the children before visitation may be granted.
Here is a link which summarizes the law on this issue in TX:
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