Helping Grandparents And Other Relatives Assert Their Rights
Grandparents and others, such as aunts and uncles, may try to obtain custody or visitation of a relative child in certain circumstances. While Texas law is very protective of parental rights and restrictive of the rights of grandparents and other relatives, in some situations, it may be possible to convince a judge that it is in a child’s best interests to be in their care.
At Albano Law, PLLC, in Plano, we handle a number of family law matters involving children. Our law office is led by Christine G. Albano, who is a *Board-Certified Family Law Specialist. She has extensive experience representing clients in child custody and visitation cases, Child Protective Services cases, and stepparent and foster parent adoptions.
Ms. Albano is passionate about protecting the best interests of children, and she can help you understand your options to obtain custody or visitation and provide unwavering advocacy as you pursue necessary legal avenues.
Obtaining Custody Of A Grandchild
Under Texas law, grandparents may pursue custody of a grandchild when special circumstances exist. These include cases of:
- Drug or alcohol use by the parent
- Child abuse or neglect
- Family violence
- Other situations in which the child’s safety is at risk
Have your grandchildren been taken away from their parents by Child Protective Services? If you want your grandchildren to be placed with you, either temporarily or permanently, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your options. Call 972-987-0963. Timing is critical.
Talk To An Attorney About Your Options
While it is not easy for grandparents or other relatives to obtain custody or visitation of a child against his or her parents’ will, we encourage you to talk to a lawyer if you believe this is necessary. The best interests of children are a very significant priority at Albano Law, PLLC. Please send us an email or call 972-987-0963 to discuss your concerns with us and learn how we can help. You may visit our main office in Plano or make an appointment to see us in McKinney, Allen or Frisco.
*Christine G. Albano is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.