Grandparents’ rights is a broad sub-section of family law. It covers grandparent adoption, grandparent visitation, and grandparent custody. There are many reasons why you would be entitled to claiming custody or visitation rights for your grandchildren. However, courts will prioritize the rights of the parent, so you’ll need an experienced attorney at your side. Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey, P.C. has experience successfully handling all family law matters involving grandparents’ rights. In our experience, we’ve learned an important truth:
Children benefit from relationships with their grandparents.
Relationships with grandparents create some of the strongest, most important bonds in children's lives. Many kids find stability in their grandparents' homes when their own homes are chaotic and their parents are unreliable. Sadly, these vital relationships can suffer or become severed when major events change the picture.
Conversely, grandparents often step in as primary caregivers when parents pass away or cannot fulfill this role—and this creates an array of tough challenges, both legally and personally. In either situation, navigating the complex legal landscape or establishing your state-recognized rights as a grandparent is impossible without an experienced lawyer at your side. Speak with Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey, P.C. today.
We have decades of experience handling complex, high-level family law matters. Let us find the best solution for you. Call (713) 909-7323 or fill out our short online form for a confidential consultation.
Generally, courts do not intervene in a family dispute unless children are suffering or at risk. To obtain visitation rights, you must establish that this would be in the children's best interests, but that is not enough. You may also need to cite the impact of divorce, neglect, abuse, or the death or incarceration of a parent.
If a parent-child relationship has been terminated by court order or your grandchild lived with you for six months or longer at some point, you may be able to obtain visitation rights on that basis.
You can count on our attorneys in Houston for an honest assessment of what you can accomplish, and just how adversarial and costly the effort may become. We only take cases when our client has a chance to receive the outcome they need. We will fight for you strategically and effectively if you do.
Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey welcomes attorney referrals and all serious client inquiries around Houston and throughout Texas. Our reputation for diligence and integrity is an asset for clients at all stages of life, and you can count on us to go the distance for you in a difficult, contested matter. Further, building a relationship with our law firm will ensure that you always know where to turn when legal problems and questions arise later on.
For the answers and guidance you need on your rights as a grandparent or any other family law matter—call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online.