Dallas Grandparent Rights Attorneys

Protecting Valuable Grandparent/Grandchild Relationships

At Palmer & Manuel in Dallas, Texas, we understand how valuable a grandparent/grandchild relationship can be. We work closely with grandparents to design a plan that allows them the best chance to be a part of their grandchild's life.

Are you seeking legal representation to obtain caretaker or visitation rights as a grandparent? If so, contact our attorneys online, or call our law firm at 214-242-6444.

Do The Grandparents Have Standing?

When approaching any grandparents' rights case, one of the most important considerations is to determine standing - the legal right to proceed with an action. In fact, if a grandparent or other family member lacks standing, he or she cannot even file a suit. In some cases, the courts allow the parents to decide if grandparents will have caretaker/visitation rights.

At Palmer & Manuel, we will explain the required legal proceedings and work towards optimal results for grandparents who seek to play a larger role in their grandchildren's lives.

Grandparent Custody

In some cases, grandparents seek custody rights - either temporary or permanent - because one or both parents are unable to provide adequate and quality care for a child. We handle the following types of cases in which grandparents typically seek custody:

  • Parent has substance abuse problems
  • Parent is in jail
  • Parent has had visitation rights terminated
  • Parent/child relationship has been terminated

There are many circumstances in which the courts allow family members - including grandparents, aunts, uncles and others - to come in and obtain possession of the child. In addition to those mentioned above, possession could be granted because one parent is incompetent or deceased.

Contact Us

To set up a consultation with one of our divorce lawyers, contact us online or call our law firm at 214-242-6444.