Child Custody for Grandparents
In many families, the relationship between a child and his or her grandparents is very special. In the event of a divorce, both parents passing away, or both parents becoming unfit to care for their children, one or more grandparents may fight for custody of the children. Given the importance of assigning custody to an individual or individuals who are capable of caring for a child, and the contentious nature of these matters when disputes arise, the assistance of a capable attorney may be necessary.
At Alexander & Associates, our Denton child custody lawyers are dedicated to helping grandparents who deserve custody fight for it every step of the way. To discuss your rights and options for obtaining custody of your grandchildren, contact one of our skilled and experienced attorneys today at 972-420-6560.
Cases Favorable for Grandparental Custody
There is an inherent bias in the law toward allowing a child to remain in the custody of his or her parents. However, the primary goal of family law matters pertaining to child custody is to ensure that the best interest of the child will be served by any decisions that are made. Accordingly, the following situations may be favorable for grandparental custody:
- The biological parents physically or emotionally abuse the children
- The biological parents are deemed unfit to care for the children
- The biological parents are deceased
- Parents voluntarily give up their parental rights
It can be difficult to persuade the court that your home may be more conducive to the welfare of a child than that of his or her parents, but there are certainly situations in which a grandparent may prevail. For more information, contact the experienced Denton child custody attorneys of Alexander & Associates by calling 972-420-6560.
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