Grandparents’ Visitation Rights
In general, grandparents are not afforded visitation rights when a couple divorces. The Texas family law courts assume that the parents know what is best for their children and leave the decision up to them as to whether to involve the grandparents in their children’s lives. This is not to say, however, that grandparents can never make a case for scheduled visitation. Under certain circumstances, especially when a grandparent has helped raise a child, the courts may grant visitation and possibly custody rights if it is in the best interests of a child to do so.
Factors For Determining Grandparents Visitation Rights
Factors the courts consider when determining whether to grant grandparents visitation rights include:
- Did the child live with the grandparent for an extended period?
- Is there a strong family bond between the child and his or her grandparents?
- What impact would it have on the child if he/she never got to see the grandparents?
- What is the true intention of the grandparents seeking visitation with a grandchild?
At the law firm of Laurence A. DePlaza, P.C., our Plano grandparent rights lawyers offer responsive, attentive and thorough legal service to grandparents seeking visitation or custody of grandchildren. Contact us today to learn how we can help you. We proudly represent grandparents in Plano, Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine, Southlake, Allen, McKinney and through out the entire North Texas region.
Protecting Your Rights As The Grandparent of a Child
Our responsibility as lawyers is to skillfully represent our clients’ interests and take the steps necessary to achieve a favorable outcome. That is exactly what you can expect at our firm. We help you develop a strong case for seeking grandparent rights and assertively represent your interests in negotiations and in court.
Our lead attorney Laurence DePlaza has more than 20 years of experience and is known for his skill and passion in the courtroom. While we strive to resolve cases through mediation, we are prepared to argue your case in court. We work hard to show that you have a loving, caring relationship with your grandchild that you would like to maintain, despite the separation of his or her parents.