Dallas Grandparent's Rights Attorneys
Helping Grandparents Defend & Execute Their Rights in Texas
Grandparents frequently find themselves involved in family law disputes. When this occurs, understanding your rights as a grandparent can be difficult - especially if you weren't expecting to engage in a family law case.
At Verner Brumley Mueller Parker PC, our Dallas grandparent's rights lawyers can help you understand and defend your rights in and out of the courtroom.
When Do Grandparent's Rights Cases Occur?
Grandparents often find themselves involved in family law disputes when:
- A child's parents divorce, and the court asks the grandparents to take custody of the child during the divorce, or the grandparents are asked to testify on behalf of a parent;
- A court convicts a parent of abuse or neglect and asks the child's grandparents to take on custodial responsibilities;
- A parent dies, is incarcerated, or is found incompetent, and the grandparents are asked to take custody;
- A court terminates a parent-child relationship and requests that the grandparents take custody of the child;
- A parent dies and names a grandparent as their child's conservator or guardian in their will, or;
- A child lives with a grandparent for six or more months, and the grandparent decides to file a custody request.
Typically, parents must approve of a grandparent's request for custody before a grandparent can obtain legal custody of a child, although there are some exceptions to this rule. If you're already involved in a custody arrangement and want to learn more about modifying custody orders in Texas, visit our modifications page.
Grandparents who find themselves cut off from a grandchild may also wish to use legal procedures to reestablish contact, enabling them to visit their grandchild again.
At Verner Brumley Mueller Parker PC, our Dallas grandparent's rights attorneys can help you understand your rights and fight for the outcome you deserve in your case.