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 Sherman and across Texas do not have any explicit rights regarding visitation with their grandchildren. In most cases, decisions regarding grandparents' access are left to the parents unless there is evidence the children may be in danger under the parents' care.

If grandparents have cared for the child for an extended period of time, or in other limited instances, grandparents may have grounds to petition the court for access or custody in an intervener status. 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 Jeremy J. Poet Law Firm, PLLC, 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 our North Texas office to discuss your case. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. You can reach our Sherman office by calling 903-357-5269, or via email by completing the form below.