McKinney Grandparents' Rights Attorney

Texas Grandparents' Child Custody Lawyer

In few situations will grandparents have rights that supercede the rights of parents. While, ideally, grandparents should play an important role in every child's life, the bottom line is that the parents are the decision makers. If a parent is fit to do so, that parent can choose to exclude grandmothers and grandfathers from the lives of their grandchildren.

If you are a grandparent and want to know what rights you have, it is important to discuss your situation with a lawyer experienced enough to find options when they are available. At the law office of Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C., we have more than a decade of experience. We will put our experience to work for you.

When Grandparents Can Fill the Role of Parents

One of the few scenarios in which grandparents may have the right to raise their grandchildren is when the parents of the children are unfit. Perhaps the parents are involved in drugs or other illegal activity. Perhaps the parents have been abusive. Perhaps child abandonment is an issue. Another common scenario is when one parent has passed away, and the remaining parent is denying access to the deceased's parent, the grandparent. If the grandparent can prove that denying access to the child would significantly impair the child's emotional well-being, the grandparent can be awarded some possession rights to the child.

Even when a parent is unfit, there are deadlines for filing that need to be followed. It is critical that you get in touch with us, so we can move forward as quickly as possible to secure any rights that you, as a grandparent, may have to be a part of your grandchild's life.

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Your interests are our highest priority. Contact us today to discuss your questions and concerns in a confidential, complimentary consultation with a trusted, compassionate and committed McKinney grandparents' rights lawyer.