Grandparent Rights: Protecting, Raising Grandchildren
Grandparent rights have changed over the years. It’s more complicated now, but a skilled family law attorney can still help Grandparents protect their grandchildren. Grandparents step in every day to help raise their grandchildren.
New Law for Grandparent Rights
In the past, it was common for the courts to allow Grandparents to become involved and to give them “standing”. Then the United States Supreme Court changed the playing field. For a Texas grandparent to succeed in court today against a parent, the grandparent must prove that the parent is not fit by proving that the child’s “present circumstances would significantly impair the child’s physical health or emotional development.” You need to talk to Board Certified Family Law Attorney, Bob Leonard at the Bob Leonard Law Group if you have fears about your grandchildrens safety. Our law firm has been very successful with Grandparent rights cases.
When Grandparents Step In
If you have said any of these things call Bob Leonard:
- My son/daughter is on drugs and I am worried about my grandson/granddaughter/grandchildren.
- My grandchild has bruises and I think someone may be hurting him/her.
- My grandchild has serious behavioral problems; something is wrong at home.
- I think my son/daughter has a drinking problem. The kids are not safe.
If you are in Tarrant or Parker County, Texas and feel that your grandchild is in imminent danger, then call 911 immediately. Then contact an experienced, expert family law attorney. Board Certified Family Law Attorney Bob Leonard is tough enough to handle the challenge and compassionate enough to put your grandchild first.
Bob will review your situation and discuss all of your options with you so that you can make an informed decision about protecting your grandchildren.