Houston Grandparents’ Rights Lawyer
Grandparents frequently play an essential role in the development and parenting of their grandchildren, and the relationship and bond between them is not erased by the actions of the parents even when they are divorced or by some means are denied legal access to the child. In such situations, it can be difficult for a grandparent to assert their rights when the custodial parent is resistant to visitation. In such a situation, it may be in your best interests to seek the assistance of a skilled legal professional.
At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, our legal team is committed to providing effective and efficient representation for grandparents seeking to have their rights protected after a divorce affects their family and will work diligently to help you find a resolution to any custody or visitation issue you are dealing with. To learn more about your rights and legal options, call our family law attorneys today at (713) 802-1777.
Visitation and Custody Rights
Following a divorce or other significant change to a family’s structure, grandparents may find that there are sudden barriers between them and their grandchildren. So long as it can be demonstrated that visitation from a grandparent is in the best interests of the child, a court may order visitation be allowed in any of the following situations:
- The parents have been divorced
- The child has been subjected to abuse or neglect from the parent
- The parent-child relationship has been terminated by a court order
- The parent has been imprisoned, found incompetent, or has passed away
- The child has lived with the grandparent for at least 6 months in the last two years
Additionally, there are some situations in which a grandparent may wish to file suit for custody of the child on the grounds of the custodial parent or parents being unfit. A skilled attorney will be an essential part of successfully arguing to be granted custody or visitation in any of these circumstances.
If you are involved in a dispute over your access to your grandchildren, you will likely need effective legal representation in order to protect your rights. For a no-cost legal evaluation of your situation which will help you to learn more about your options in court, call an experienced Houston grandparents’ rights lawyer at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler today at (713) 802-1777.