Professional Assistance to Exercise Grandparents Legal Rights in Texas
123 Divorce Company is a team of licensed divorce attorneys, committed to ensuring justice for one and all. Our Family Law lawyers specialize in helping clients determine grandparent legal rights and grandparent custody rights. To keep themselves updated on the latest developments in family law, our experts attend family law courts of major Texan counties everyday. Since inception, we have successfully helped countless individual exercise Family law grandparents right, and will be honored to continue the streak with you.
The Need for Grandparents Rights
When a couple decides to separate, the children too have to face the heat. All too often, the separating parents fail to provide their children with the love and care they need. In such cases, the law intervenes to provide custody and visitation rights to the grandparents or any other family member who is in a position to take care of the children. Grandparent rights are often exercised during the period for which the couple contests the case, and therefore, are unable to care for their kids. In all such scenarios, grandparents or any other family member can request the family court to provide the children’s rights.
When Can a Grandparent Apply Petition for Visitation?
Most states in the U.S. require grandparents to intervene and apply for a custody only when the divorce or separation between the parents in underway. Some other states accept applications that are not a part of divorce case. That said, grandparents must have concrete reasons to obtain visitation rights. They, for instance, cannot file a petition just because they claim to not get enough time to spend with their grand kids.
How Courts Determine Grandparents Visitation Rights
Courts in a grandparents rights visitation case consider the child’s best interest and a number of other factors, such as:
- The kid’s relationship with their grandparents.
- The non-parent’s history of neglect, sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.
- How grandparent visitation will affect the child’s relationship and the amount of time they get to spend with their parents.
- The relationship between the child’s parents and the non parents.
- Time lapse between the last visitation and the present day.
- The child’s wishes (if they are determined mature enough to make a decision).
Requirements to Get Child Custody
Grandparents custody rights can come into effect if:
- Both the biological parents are unfit to care for the child.
- One of the parents is deceased and the other has abandoned, neglected, or abused the child.
- Both the parents are deceased.
How We Help
The lawyers at 123 Divorce Company have extensive experience in handling family law cases and helping clients understand grandparents legal rights. Our lawyers possess a deep understanding of child custody laws and attend court proceedings every day to broaden their horizons. They apply their specialized knowledge and help clients exercise their grandparent family law rights.
Let’s Discuss Your Case
Exercising grandparent legal rights can be complex, as the court considers a number of factors to decide the verdict. If you are in Texas and need expert legal assistance, fill out our contact form or simply call 214.599.9979.