Grandparents’ Rights Attorney in Flower Mound
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The law works hard to preserve parents’ rights to make decisions regarding their children. Unfortunately, sometimes grandparents struggle to protect their rights and maintain visitation time with their grandchildren.
Grandparents who are being denied visitation to their grandchildren for unjust reasons may be able to petition for legally granted visitation. Grandparents who have strong, beneficial bonds with their grandchildren may pursue these rights, but petitioning the court does not guarantee the request will be granted.
When it comes to securing grandparents’ rights, you need a powerful ally on your side who can help you present your case and obtain the desired outcome. When you call Phillip M. Herr, Attorney at Law, you are putting your case in capable hands. With more than 15 years of experience and a former Associate Judge, Mr. Herr has helped numerous clients with their cases and provides full-service counsel for all types of family law matters. As a Flower Mound grandparents’ rights attorney, Mr. Herr has the knowledge you need to secure your visitation rights.
When Can Grandparents Pursue Visitation?
Grandparents may pursue visitation in Texas when they can prove that it is in the child’s best interests. Grandparents may petition to obtain visitation rights or modify an existing visitation order in a small number of situations.
Texas’ grandparent statute allows grandparents to pursue visitation when:
- At least one biological parent has parental rights over the child
- The grandparent is able to demonstrate that denying visitation would be harmful to the child’s physical health or emotional well-being
- The grandparent seeking visitation is the parent of the child’s biological parent
The child’s parent:
- Has been incarcerated for at least three months
- Has been declared mentally incompetent
- Has passed away
- Does not have court-ordered visitation with a child
These very specific circumstances must be met in order for the court to be able to grant visitation to grandparents. Because there are specific grounds to qualify under Texas caselaw and the Texas Family Code for grandparents’ visitation, you should consult Mr. Herr to further understand the specific legal requirements under the law.
Obtaining Visitation Rights as a Grandparent
The courts are automatically pre-dispositioned to protect the ability for biological parents to make decisions on behalf of their children, and will generally give them the benefit of the doubt in these petitions. Having an attorney on your side for these petitions is an important part of obtaining a successful outcome. At the Law Office of Phillip M. Herr, PLLC, we offer aggressive representation to help grandparents maintain a relationship with their grandchildren. We are passionate about helping families find favorable resolutions that protect the best interests of any children involved.