It can be hard for some grandparents to have access to their grandchildren since the law focuses on the parent’s right to make decisions regarding the best interest of the children. However, there are legal reasons to pursue your right as a grandparent that are designed to help protect the best interest of the child.
Enlisting the counsel of an accomplished Dallas grandparents’ rights attorney can help you exercise your rights to be a part of your grandchildren’s life. Lisa Garza has more than 25 years of legal experience helping grandparents pursue visitation and custody.
If you are seeking custody of your grandchild there are some legal options you can pursue. One of the simplest ways to approach this is to have the parents of the child grant you power of attorney. You can also petition the court to have custody granted to you. It is also possible to have the parents agree that you should have access to the children or that the child should live with you.
Common Reasons for Grandparent’s to Pursue Custody
The courts can grant you visitation or custody as a grandparent if the parents are:
- In jail
- Not mentally competent
- Abusing the children
- Abandoning the children
- Terminating parental rights
We Can Help
At the Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C., our Dallas grandparents’ rights lawyer can help you pursue the best possible outcome for your grandchildren. We pursue legal options outside of the court to help you save time and money. Our Denton County family law attorney can provide you with updates on your case and keep you informed of any new developments.