Grandparents and Custody RightsAs a grandparent, you want to make sure your grandchildren are safe and happy. If there are problems, you may want to know what your rights are as a grandparent. In some cases, grandparents want to obtain legal custody of their grandkids, either on a temporary or permanent basis. At Harris Cook, LLP, our family law attorneys provide guidance to grandparents regarding their legal rights. We can advise you if:
- Your son or daughter is going through a difficult divorce or custody battle
- Your grandchild’s parent is abusing alcohol or drugs
- One of your grandchildren’s parents is behaving abusively or irresponsibly
- Your grandchild’s mother or father is incarcerated or facing criminal charges
- Mental health issues may be endangering your grandson or granddaughter
What Legal Rights Do I Have?
Texas law can be complicated when it comes to grandparents (and other nonparents) and custody or visitation rights. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to petition a court for custody of a grandchild. If permanent custody is not a viable option, temporary custody or favorable visitation arrangements may be possible.
Our firm can help you articulate your concerns and explore your options. Managing Partner David L. Cook is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Cook has extensive experience negotiating and developing workable custody arrangements.
Contact Us To Get Your Questions Answered
Every custody situation is different. Talk to one of our lawyers about your specific custody concerns. We have offices in Arlington, Mansfield and Flower Mound, Texas.*David L. Cook is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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