Grandparents Rights Attorney
Grandparents are one of the most important figures in a child’s life, and are known to establish bonds with children that are nearly as strong as the parents and child’s are.
Every state has their own visitation laws which relate to the grandparents. Regardless of which state it is the Texas Supreme Court ruled a clause which in the case Troxel vs. Granville which protects the ultimate rights of the parents and their ability to make the important decisions which concern the general care, custody and final control of their children.
Therefore as a grandparent they have only limited possession and access AKA visitation and custody in regards to their grandchildren.
How Does Grand Parents Custody Work in Texas?
Grandparents can legally file a suit which request custody of their grandchild/children if they feel that it is in the best interest of the child. In Texas the court will authorize the grandparents visitation rights to their grandchild as long as it’s in the best interest of the child/children.
Some of the following are factors which will determine if visitation rights are in the child’s best interest:
- The parents have divorced.
- A parent has neglected or abused a child.
- A parent is found incompetent, has died or is incarcerated.
- There has been a termination of rights court ordered against the parent.
- The child has been under the care of the grandparent for at least six months.
Visitation rights only give partial grandparent partial rights to a visitation. A grandparent may not request visitation rights if the child/children have been adopted by someone other than their step-parent.
If you are the primary caretaker of your grandchild and they live with you, you may ask for custody. As the guardian of the child or custodial parent, you can also apply for child support. In the case where you have custodial rights and seek child support both parents are obligated by law give adequate financial and medial support for the child/children. They are required to do so under penalty of law.
Seeking Custodial Grandparents Rights or Visitations? Contact Us Today!
Are you currently seeking advice, visitation rights or custodial parental rights of your grandchild/children? If so you require immediate legal representation in order to help ensure that you have the best chance of winning your case. Sherman Law is ready to give you sounds legal assistance and provide the best counsel available for the situation you’re facing.
Please contact us for a free consultation to see if you have a strong enough case which will ensure your win and that your grandchild is properly given to your care and kept safe.