Do grandparents have any special legal standing when it comes to the upbringing of their grandchildren? In some situations, the answer is yes. Individual circumstances make a great deal of difference in whether grandparents have rights to visitation or custody of their grandchildren.
Talk to a Texas Grandparents' Custody Lawyer
Examples of special factors that may open the door to child custody or visitation for grandparents are the following:
- Neither parent may be capable of raising the children because of drug abuse or addiction, alcohol abuse and dependency, incarceration, or a physical or mental illness.
- Grandparents have established verifiable bonds with their grandchildren and have been closely involved in their lives.
Contact a Plano Grandparents' Rights Attorney
Are you a grandmother or grandfather being denied access to your grandchildren after your son or daughter (parent of the children) has died, been incarcerated or had their parental rights terminated? Talk to a compassionate, skilled family law attorney who has helped grandparents find legal avenues to resolve this type of grandparenting problem.
On the other hand, are you a grandmother or grandfather who believes that it would be in your grandchildren's best interest to live with you because the parents, due to drugs or alcohol or mental issues, are unable to properly care for the children? An individualized analysis of your particular family situation and your goals may provide the answers that you seek through counsel and representation by The Rachel Firm.
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Regarding Grandchildren and Grandparents, Visitation Rights or Custody
Contact The Rachel Firm for a free consultation and case review from one of our respected, skilled and experienced Plano family law attorneys. Discuss your questions and concerns regarding your legal standing with regard to your grandchildren in any Texas community, including: