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Grandparents' Rights Attorneys in Houston

Helping Grandparents Maintain a Relationship with Their Grandchildren

If you are a grandparent, you play an important role in your grandchild’s life. The bond you create with your grandchild can last a lifetime and have a profound impact on the child’s life and well-being as well as your own.

You might be wondering about your legal rights regarding access to your grandchild. In Texas, a grandparent has limited access rights that depend on the circumstances of each case.

To discuss your unique case with one of our grandparents’ rights lawyers in Houston, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation with Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law. During our first meeting, we can assess your situation and determine what rights and options you may have.

Give us a call at (281) 476-9447 to schedule your appointment today.

Visitation Rights & Access as a Grandparent

In Texas, grandparents do not inherently have legal visitation rights, though certain situations grant grandparents access to visit with and see their grandchild.

Conditions for grandparent visitation rights in a custody order depend on a determination that one of the child’s parents:

  • Is deceased
  • Is unable to provide the proper care
  • Is abusive
  • Is incarcerated
  • Has had their parental rights terminated

You may also have visitation rights if the child’s parents are divorced or if the child has lived with you for at least six months.

Keep in mind, however, that the parent of the child ultimately has the superior right to decide who does and does not have access to their child. If the parent of your grandchild has denied you access to your grandchild, you often do not have much push-back, except when there are extenuating circumstances such as abuse.

Obtaining Custody as a Grandparent

In order to perform certain actions – such as enrolling a child in school or taking them to the doctor – you must have established custody rights. If you are seeking custody of your grandchild, you should seek legal counsel from a knowledgeable grandparents’ rights attorney in Houston.

At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we understand that in certain situations, it is in a child’s best interest for a grandparent to have joint or sole conservatorship. For example, if one or both parents are experiencing drug issues or are incarcerated, it may be necessary for you, the grandparent, to take on custody. Courts award custody to grandparents on a case-by-case basis. Our team can position you for success and help you present a strong case to the judge.

Discuss your case with us today – contact us at (281) 476-9447 to schedule an appointment. We serve Houston, downtown Houston, Galleria-area, inner 610 Loop, River Oaks, Highland Village, and Uptown Park.

Why Choose Us?

  • 80 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 20 Years

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