Compassionate Representation In Grandparents’ Rights Cases
While grandparents do not have an absolute right to visitation, in the state of Texas, the courts can grant visitation rights or custody to grandparents in certain situations. However, it is often best to have an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer on your side to ensure the proper legal processes are followed.
At the law office of Gregory Hitt, I prepare and file all necessary paperwork related to grandparents’ rights. My dedicated family law office handles parental termination requests and helps coordinate any in-home studies or psychological evaluations ordered by the court when grandparents are seeking child custody of their grandchildren. To schedule an appointment to learn how I can help you, contact me today.
When Visitation May Be Granted
Some situations in which visitation may be granted by the courts include if the visitation is in the children’s best interests and:
- The parents have divorced
- The parent has died
- The children were neglected or abused
- The parent has been found incompetent or has been incarcerated
- The parent-child relationship was terminated by court order
- The children lived with the grandparent for a minimum of six months
Visitation may not be sought by grandparents if the child or children in question have already been adopted by someone other than the stepparent of the child. In that situation, our hands are tied by the law and there are minimal, if any, options.
Learn More About Your Rights As A Grandparent
If you are interested in exploring your relationship with your grandchild and are unsure where to begin, contact me, attorney Gregory Hitt, today by calling 512-774-6696. I can explain the process, discuss the financial and legal issues involved, and begin the process necessary for exercising your grandparents’ rights.