Resolving Complex Grandparents' Rights Cases For North Texas Clients

Few would argue the benefit a child derives from an ongoing relationship with his or her grandparents. Enhanced early childhood development, socialization and a strong sense of family can all be tied back to the grandparent-grandchild relationship — not to mention the difference these relationships make in the grandparents' lives.

If the grandchildren's parents ever get divorced, however, the grandparent-grandchild relationship can be jeopardized. Under state law, grandparents in McKinney, Sherman and across Texas do not have any explicit rights regarding visitation with their grandchildren. In most cases, decisions regarding grandparent access are left to the parents unless there is evidence the children may be in danger under the parents' care.

There are certain limited instances where grandparents may have grounds to petition the court for access or custody in an intervener status or if they cared for the child for an extended period of time. However, the court is extremely cautious with regard to overruling a parent's wishes without compelling evidence. If you have concerns about your relationship with your grandchildren, it is important you seek the advice of a qualified family law attorney.

Working To Preserve Your Relationship With Your Grandchildren

At Nix Poet, we have extensive experience with grandparents' rights cases. We understand how upsetting it can be to face the prospect of having someone else dictate your relationship with your grandchildren. While the law tends to favor the parents in these cases, it does not mean you have no recourse in the matter.

We will work with you to gain a complete understanding of your relationship with your grandchildren and the issues that led to the current denial of access. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and explain your legal options. In every case, our only concern is to resolve the matter in a way that allows you to have the access to your grandchildren you desire.

Discuss Your Grandparents' Rights Concerns With A Lawyer

Contact one of our North Texas offices to discuss your case. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. You can reach our Sherman office by calling 903-771-0857, our McKinney office by calling 214-385-4957 or via email by completing the form below.