Houston Grandparents’ Rights Lawyer
Protecting Your Time with Your Grandchildren
Many people know about parental rights, especially as
child custody and
support cases are constantly being publicized by the news, social media, and television.
However, few people are aware that grandparents also have crucial rights
as well. Grandparents often perform a key role in the care and development
of their grandchildren.
Just because challenging events have occurred with the parents, whether
they have become divorced or are no longer fit to provide for their children,
does not suddenly nullify the bonds that exist between the children and
their grandparents. When such a situation occurs, you must reach out to
our Houston grandparents’ rights lawyer immediately, so that we
can protect your relationship with your family.
Contact us now at
(713) 999-6585 and we can rapidly set up a consultation with you at The Law Office of Jimoh PC.
Visitation and Custody Rights of Grandparents in Texas
When there has been a tumultuous event that has changed a family’s
structure, from a divorce to a restraining order, this often disrupts
the grandparents’ ability to spend time with their family. In many
cases, when barriers arise between the 2 parents, this awkwardness extends
to grandparents as well.
Such a situation is not only deeply unfortunate, since it hurts the children’s
intimate bond with their grandparents if they are suddenly barred from
seeing each other, but in many cases, it is actually illegal. Therefore,
the court will often ensure that grandparents are still allowed to visit
their grandchildren, so long as a knowledgeable lawyer can prove that
such meetings are working for the children’s best interest.
Some of the situations where we can support your rights for visitation
include scenarios where:
- There has been a divorce between the child’s parents
- The child has been taken in by Child Protective Services on account of
domestic abuse from the parent(s)
- The child has been staying with the grandparents for a period of 6 months
within the past couple of years
- The child’s parent has been determined to be incompetent, has been
imprisoned, or has died
- A court order has terminated the legal relationship between a child and
Rights in Extenuating Circumstances
In certain situations, it might be that your own child is attempting to
prevent you from having contact with your grandchild. In these circumstances,
your rights greatly depend on whether you already had an intimate relationship
with your grandchild. If your grandchild has lived with you for an extended
period of time, or if you can prove that their parent is unfortunately
unfit to care for them, then you might be able to persuade the court that
you should have custody of your grandchild. We can work with you to determine
the possibility of having your grandchild be taken into your care.
Defending Your Family in Difficult Times
Unfortunately, it can be extremely hard for you to ensure that your rights
as a grandparent are upheld if the parent who has been deemed the custodian
or guardian tries to prevent you from visiting. This is where it is critical
you get in touch with our experienced attorney here at The Law Office
of Jimoh PC.
Call us today at
contact us online to find out more about the ways that our Houston grandparents rights attorney
can begin defending your rights.