Grandparents May Have Legal Rights in Texas
As a grandparent, the time you spend with your grandchildren can be an essential aspect of your life. When a divorce between the parents occurs, you may fear losing access to them. The situation may be more critical if you have had a strong nurturing role in their lives. An attorney can help you pursue a continuing role in your grandchildren’s lives by the best means available. Gaining visitation or custody rights when you are not the mother or father can be a complicated process, because courts tend to favor a parent’s position over a grandparent’s.
Every family is unique when it comes to a grandparent’s rights and role. Our team at Puhl Law Group, PC, is available to help you negotiate visitation or fight for court-ordered custody or visitation.
Issues a Grandparent May Bring to Court
If you wish to seek legal action to protect your right to nurture your grandchild, an experienced family law attorney can advance your case. A grandparent has the right to take action to defend a grandchild’s physical, mental and emotional health if they have concerns.
We can work to help you pursue:
- Legal action if a grandchild is being harmed physically or emotionally by a parent
- Custody of one or more grandchildren if this is justifiable
- Court-ordered visitation with your grandchildren
- Demonstration of evidence of a parent’s mental illness or substance abuse applicable to your case
Are You Considering Enforcing Your Rights As a Grandparent?
You will need to ensure you meet the legal requirements to file for custody, visitation or enforcing the well-being of your grandchild. We are here to help you through the complex process of fighting for rights as a grandparent.
We value families and the rights of every member of a family. Call us in McKinney today at 972-569-3166 or contact us online. Schedule a consultation with a TX lawyer to discuss the best way forward to protect the well-being of your grandchild.