Galveston and Friendswood Child Custody Lawyers
Mediation • Child Custody • Family Law
Grandparents are sometimes under the impression that they have no legal rights to visitation or custody of their grandchildren when their children and children's spouses are separated or divorced. In fact, grandparents are often able to assert rights to child custody and visitation through petitions outlining a persuasive case. The goal is to protect grandchildren's best interests in light of parental separation or incapacity.
Contact me today to schedule your free initial consultation regarding grandparents' rights in the event of a separation or divorce of parents of grandchildren.
Texas Court-Ordered Custody or Visitation for Grandparents
Court-ordered custody or visitation for grandparents does not always mean that parents are purposely negligent or "bad." Special circumstances may dictate that grandparents can provide the most stable environment for children whose parents are deceased or disabled, are serving in the military overseas, travel often for employment, live in abusive households, or are unable to secure reliable, safe child care when absent from their children.
Whether you are a parent or grandparent, whether you wish to petition for custody or contest custody or visitation arrangements for your children or grandchildren, an experienced Texas grandparents' rights attorney can help. Contact the APFFEL LAW FIRM to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your concerns with Pearland family lawyer "Trey" Apffel.