Grandparent Rights Collin County

Grandparent Rights Collin County

Grandparent Rights Collin CountyBecoming a grandparent can be one of the most joyous moments in life. Grandparents are often their grandchildren’s biggest cheerleaders and truly brighten the grandchild’s day when they get to see them. Grandparents are usually so proud of their grandchildren and love to show off pictures and videos of their grandkids to their friends. They are also there for their grandchildren to wipe tears and kiss boo-boos. Going to grandma’s or grandpa’s house can be quite the treat. Sadly, when parents decide to divorce many people are affected. It is obvious that the children suffer, but grandparents often suffer too. Even in the best of situations their time with their grandchild can see a significant reduction, but in the worst of situations, grandparents can be used as pawns in their child’s divorce. Sometimes parents will withhold their children from their soon to be ex-spouses parents in an attempt to punish them. This can lead to the other parent doing the same thing in retaliation. It is hurtful for all involved, but during a divorce, there is often a lot of collateral damage. It is important as a grandparent to know that you have rights and to seek the expert assistance of an expert Collin County family law attorney.

 

If your access to your grandchild is being restricted, the attorneys at Scroggins Law Group, PLLC can help you. They are happy to listen to you and discuss what steps you can take next. Grandparent rights are not always clear cut. It is important that you hire someone who knows both the law and the courts where you will file your case. The attorneys at Scroggins Law Group, PLLC are very familiar with the Collin County Courts. They are constantly representing Collin County clients and come highly recommended in the area. They are invested in the community and many of them not only work in Collin County but live there too.

 

In Texas, as a grandparent, you can petition the court for possession and access of your grandchild if you have been an integral part of your grandchild’s life before your child’s divorce proceedings and your access to your grandchild is now being restricted. Judges in Collin County will always consider what is in the best interest of the child. This will be their priority throughout all of the rulings they make during the divorce proceedings and any suit affecting the parent-child relationship. The child will always come first for the judge and should also come first in the minds and through the actions of both parents and all grandparents.

 

To be successful with your petition to the court for possession and access of your grandchild you will need to show that the lack of this possession and access would significantly negatively affect the physical health or emotional well-being of the child who is the subject of the suit. The attorneys at Scroggins Law Group, PLLC can help you navigate these tricky waters. Through an initial consultation, they can meet with you and discuss your specific issues. They are experts in family law and will be happy to advise you on how to proceed.

 

The situation for your grandchild may be direr than just a loss of time with you. If having custody of your grandchild will be in the best interest of that child, you can petition the court for custody. The easiest route for this would be for the child’s parent to consent to turn over custody to you, but this is not often the case. The judge is less likely to turn over custody to the grandparent without the parents’ consent, but it is not unheard of. Again, the court will have the child’s best interest at the forefront of their mind when they are ruling. There are two parts under the Texas Family Code §102.003, where you may qualify to petition the court for custody of your grandchild. If you have had actual care, control, and possession of the subject child for at least six months and those six months have not ended more than 90 days before you filed your petition you might be able to gain custody of your grandchild. Under § 102.003 of the Texas Family Code, you may also petition the court for custody of your grandchild if the child’s present circumstances are a danger to the child’s physical health or emotional well-being. Generally, courts want to keep children with their parents, but each situation is unique. If the parent-child relationship is not healthy and it would be in the best interest of the child to be with their grandparents, the court can turn over custody. Removing custody from a parent is not something the court takes lightly. It is smart to have an expert attorney on your side who can help you present the best case possible in light of your particular circumstances. The attorneys at Scroggins Law Group, PLLC are excellent at listening to their client’s situation and goals and then working hard to help the clients achieve those goals. They know the law and the courts in Collin County and they will uniquely tailor their work to best fit the needs of their client. Custody battles can be confusing and tricky when it is just between parents, they become even more so when grandparents are in the mix, but the attorneys at Scroggins Law Group, PLLC are here to help you through this confusing and trying time.

 

If you are a grandparent who has recently lost access to your grandchild or feel that it would be in the best interest of your grandchild for you to have custody of them contact the attorneys at Scroggins Law Group, PLLC. They have two Family Law Board Certified attorneys, and over 50+ combined years of experience to draw from. By hiring Scroggins Law Group, PLLC you gain the expertise of not just your attorney, but all the attorneys at the firm. They work together to diligently fight for grandparent rights in Collin County. Call Scroggins Law Group, PLLC today to set up an initial consultation. We are currently offering them in person or over video conferencing applications such as zoom. Scroggins Law Group, PLLC can be reached at 214-469-3100 or online at scrogginslawgroup.com.

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