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Grandparents' Rights: a Niche Area of Texas Law

In some family situations, grandparents function as parents of their grandchildren. The biological parents may be unable to properly care for the children's needs due to substance abuse, disability, or other circumstances. Grandparents in these cases may be able to pursue legal rights with regard to the children.

At The Ramage Law Group, we can help you explore your options as a grandparent. Our lawyers are familiar with the intricacies of Texas law when it comes to the nuanced legal issue of grandparents' rights.

Litigating for Grandparent Rights

Our attorneys will draw upon their knowledge and experience to help you, as a grandparent, protect your rights and ensure the safety of your grandchildren.

That might mean pursuing:

  • Child custody (and child support): There are many reasons why grandparents can file for custody of a grandchild in Texas. Our lawyers can assess your situation and determine whether this is an option. If you do get custody, we can also help you establish or modify child support.
  • Guardianship: In some cases, it might make sense to pursue a legal guardianship of your grandchildren. We can help you through that process.
  • Adoption: We handle contested and uncontested grandparent adoption cases. Contested cases involve terminating parental rights, which can be a challenging standard to meet. We are well-equipped to address the complexities of these cases.

It is important to know that grandparents do not have legal rights to visitation in Texas due to a recent change. Visitation, especially when a parent moves away, is very different from custody, and a grandparents' rights attorney may know more about these specifics than a lawyer who handles general family law cases.

In contested cases, it is essential to weigh the potential costs and benefits of resolving disagreements through court or alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. We can advise you of the pros and cons of each method based on the unique factors in your case.

Advocating For Parental Rights

Our attorneys also represent parents who are in conflict with grandparents who may be attempting to overstep their boundaries. If you are struggling with a grandparent who seeks court intervention to obtain custody or parental rights over your children, contact us. Our child custody lawyers can defend your parental rights and the presumption that you, as a fit parent, will act in the best interests of your children. We will work tirelessly to protect your right to direct the upbringing of your children the way you see fit.

We're Sensitive to the Emotional Nature of These Cases

Whether you are a grandparent seeking custody rights or a parent seeking to defend your rights, our attorneys know that this type of conflict can have a long-term psychological impact on the entire family structure. We're sensitive to the difficult emotions that often surface in these cases.

We Can Help – Contact Us Today

For more information about the law on grandparents' rights in Texas and how it applies to your situation, contact The Ramage Law Group in the North Dallas metro area. Call 972-562-9890 or use the online form to reach us.

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