CAN a grandparent get a court order of visitation? In some states and under some circumstances.
But if you don't get along with your daughter, then your daughter almost certainly has the absolute right to prevent you from ever having access to the child.
In the states that permit grandparents to sue for visitation - it is usually required that the grandparent already had a relationship with the child (that the parent has now tried to prevent) or that the grandparent's child has died and the widow/widower is refusing to let the grandparents see the child.
But regardless, you would be required to show that it would be in the best interests of the child to have visitation with you . . . and if you would be a disruptive and negative influence in the family life of the child, then you have no hope of winning.
If you want to be a grandmother, you had better recognize that your daughter is the gatekeeper. Be nice to her or you won't know her child.
If you are in Texas go here: http://www.texasbar.com/Template.cfm?Sec...
You can look for an attorney there.
But, Texas is a "community property" state, meaning that all income EARNED during the marriage is equally the property of both parties to the marriage, but income not earned by one of the parties, such as a settlement from an accident, might not be community property. You need to check with an attorney.
It is not necessary to address whether that is community property if you go to court, after filing your petition for divorce, you can ask the court to order payments in an amount you can live on. These are called "Temporary Orders" and can include spousal support and child support.
Good Luck, times are hard right now, and you may have to find a way to cut expenses. Maybe you could place an ad and do housework, there is usually a need for domestic help all over, and it pays daily. Usually you can get $10. to $20. per hour for housework, with 4 hour minimum daily schedule.