Conroe, TX Grandparents' Rights Lawyers
Seeking Protection for Your Grandchildren in Montgomery County, TX
If you are a grandparent and are concerned about the well-being of your grandchildren, you may be wondering about your legal options for getting involved in their lives. Fortunately, there are options for grandparents to seek some form of legal custody or visitation rights when their grandchildren are being raised by parents who are not acting in their best interests.
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How Do I Get Custody of My Grandchildren?
When grandparents seek custody or visitation rights, the first question a judge will ask is whether the children's parents are unfit or not. If the parents are unfit or if there is a serious problem in the home, then the grandparents may be able to obtain custody or visitation rights.
In most cases, grandparents will have to show that the parents are not acting in the best interests of their children. This can be shown by a showing of:
- Physical or emotional abuse
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Domestic violence
As grandparents, you have a right to be involved in your grandchildren's lives. If you have questions about how to seek custody or visitation rights, please contact our firm for more information.
About Custody and Visitation for Grandparents
Grandparents generally have no automatic right to custody or visitation rights. However, if grandparents can show that it is in the best interest of their grandchild for the grandparents to have some form of custody or visitation, a judge may grant those rights. There are several different types of custody, including sole custody, joint custody, legal custody, and physical custody.
Types of Custody
There are several types of custody. These include:
- Sole custody
- Joint custody
- Legal custody
- Physical custody
Each of these types of custody may be granted to one or both parents. In some cases, grandparents may be granted visitation or some other type of custody by a judge.
Types of Visitation
Visitation rights are a type of custody that may be granted by a judge to grandparents. Texas law does not specify how much time grandparents must be granted, but it is generally based on what is in the best interest of the child. Other types of visitation that may be granted include:
- Supervised visitation
- Religious visitation
- Educational visitation
- Hospital visitation
Each of these types of visitation may be granted by a judge in certain circumstances.
Contact Our Firm Today
At Erica Jackson Law, P.C., our experienced and knowledgeable family law attorneys are dedicated to helping grandparents and other family members gain the visitation rights they deserve. We can help you navigate the complex family law system and work to create a plan that will work for you and your family.
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