Though we see it most often in Hollywood, stepparents can play an important role in raising a child. In many states including Texas, it is possible for stepparents to get visitation rights after divorcing the child's birth parent.
But getting stepparent visitation rights is no easy matter. In most cases, the court will show a strong preference to the natural parents' wishes.
Still, the court will consider a variety of factors to make a decision about granting visitation orders.