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Grandparent's Rights in Austin TX

What are Your Rights as a Grandparent in Texas?

Divorces can be incredibly trying times for grandparents. Depending on the terms of the divorce, a grandparent may never see their grandchild again. If one parent gets sole legal and physical custody of their child that parent can, and with every right to do so, bar the child’s grandparents from visiting. If you are a grandparent and you are worried about how a divorce will affect your ability to take part in your grandchild’s life, it is very important to speak with an Austin child custody attorney about the legal avenues to pursue in order to keep that grandchild in your life.

Grandparents should have every right to see and take part in their grandchild’s life. Texas law stipulates that grandparents should have reasonable access to their grandchildren as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • At least one biological or adoptive parent must still have parental rights.
  • The grandparent must “overcome the presumption” that a parent is barring their access to the child out of the child’s best interest.
  • The grandparent must prove that not having access to their grandchild would have significant negative consequences on the child’s health and well-being.

Grandparent’s Rights Lawyer in Austin

The grandparent’s rights attorneysof Zinda Law Group PLLC will help you throughout the process of unquestionably establishing your essential place in your grandchild’s life. It is a horrible reality that unless a grandparent has an almost parent-like relationship with their grandchild, they just about hold the same rights as any stranger would in regards to the child. With the solid legal representation and a skilled attorney, your right to visit your grandchild or grandchildren will never be called into question. Speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today. You must protect your place in your grandchild’s future.

Contact an Austin Grandparent’s Rights Attorney for more information regarding your rights as a grandparent.