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Katy Grandparents’ Rights Lawyers
Attorneys for Grandparents’ Custody & Visitation Rights in Texas
Many grandparents play vital roles in the lives of their grandchildren. Grandparents often are major providers of love, affection, and care that children need to thrive. Both the grandparent and grandchildren look forward to their time together, and when there is interference with these important relationships, serious family conflicts can arise.The Springer Law Firm has helped many grandparents gain custody or visitation time with their grandchildren. Our Katy grandparents' rights attorneys understand how important your relationship is with your grandchildren, and we work to preserve the harmony and continuity of the family through protection of this facet of family life.
What Legal Rights Do Grandparents Have in Texas?
Under Texas law, grandparents have no direct custody rights with the children, but there are situations in which custody may be permitted. The courts will examine all the facts to determine if a grandparent should be allowed to have protected time with the kids.
Some situations that may lead to custody or visitation time for grandparents include:
- The parents are divorced, and the grandparent has played a significant role in the child's upbringing
- One or both of the parents are currently incarcerated or are facing jail time
- The grandparent has already raised the child for six months or more
- The parents have demonstrated that they are unfit to care for the child (for example, the parents may have drug or alcohol abuse problems)
- The child is being abused or neglected
- One or both of the parents is away on active military service
We know that there are extremely important issues that must be addressed in these matters. We want to do our best to reduce conflict while pursuing a result that is in the child's best interest. You can depend upon us to provide you with a straightforward analysis of your case and tell you exactly what we can do to help you moving forward.
How to Get Grandparents' Rights in Texas
In the state of Texas, the burned falls on the grandparents to prove that visitation or custody of their grandchild is in the child's best interest. That means that grandparents must present proof and evidence to the courts in order to have the judge rule in favor of a custody or visitation order.
Some examples of valid reasons to present to a judge for grandparent's custody or visitation of a child include:
- The child's parent is in prison
- The parents are abusing drugs or alcohol
- There is verbal or physical abuse in the home
- The home is lacking of food and other necessities for a child's welbeing
Please note, the judge will not allow for grandparents to have custody or visitation if the child's parent on their side had his or her parental rights terminated. There are other reasons a judge may not rule in favor of grandparents' rights as well. This is why securing the legal representation of a Katy grandparents' rights attorney is highly recommended when tackling this issue in court.
Your Texas Lawyers for Grandparents' Rights Cases
Our experienced legal team is located close to home and is here to help you find answers to questions regarding grandparents' rights and other family law issues. Our office is conveniently located right off Mason Road between Highland Knolls and Cinco Ranch Boulevard.
“I feel confident in calling her and/or any lawyer at her firm for any future legal representation.”- Francis V.
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