Grandparents’ Custodial Rights
Grandparents’ are an essential part of any child’s life and have a right to be included in their grandchild’s life. Although the recognition of grandparents’ custodial rights by state legislatures is fairly recent, a number of courts have ruled in grandparents’ favors over the past 35 years. If you feel that you have not been included in your grandchild’s life and their parents are not taking care of the child, you may be able to file for visitation or child custody.
At Alexander & Associates, we know how hard it can be for grandparents’ in Lewisville to successfully get custodial rights when needed. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced lawyer, you can fight for your rights and the best interests of your grandchildren.
Grandparents’ Rights to Child Custody
If you feel like your grandchild is not being cared for properly by their parents, it may be possible for you to get custody. Some cases in which this may be possible include:
- Parents are not financially able
- Parents are neglecting their child
- Child has been abused by their parents
- The parents passed away
- Parents are incapacitated
- Child has lived with grandparents for over 6 months
Although there are many cases in which the grandparent may file for child custody, court rulings are usually determined by the best interest of the child.
Contact a Lewisville Child Custody Lawyer Today
If your grandchild has been wrongfully treated and is not receiving the necessities under the care of their parents, you may be eligible to file for child custody. Call Alexander & Associates today at (972) 420-6560 to talk more about your options and find out how we can help you.