Dallas Grandparent Visitation and Custody Attorneys
At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC our Dallas Grandparent Visitation Lawyers and our Grandparent Custody Attorneys Dallas Texas know the law. And there is good news! In Texas, under certain circumstances, Grandparents now have the right to file a Petition to seek visitation with their grandchildren, and in some cases, custody of their grandchildren, despite the Troxel v. Granville case that was decided in 2000 by the U.S. Supreme Court.
If you are a Texas Grandparent seeking visitation with your grandchildren or if you are a Texas Grandparent seeking custody of your grandchildren or if you are a Texas Grandparent who has temporary custody of a grandchild and you now want to seek an order from the court rendering you the legal custodian of your grandchild, one of our Grandparent Visitation Attorneys or Grandparent Rights Lawyers in Dallas Texas can help. We will listen to you and to your desires and, if your circumstances qualify, we will draft the necessary Pleadings and litigate your matter throughout the court process, seeking the court to award you visitation with your grandchildren, and in some circumstances custody of your grandchild, so that your grandchildren know who you are and are able to have an ongoing healthy relationship with you.
Grandparents Seeking Visitation
Under certain circumstances, a Grandparent can file a Petition with the court to seek reasonable visitation with their grandchildren, such as when the child is being withheld by the parent; when one or both of the child’s parents has died; when the child’s parents divorce or are legally separated; when a parent unreasonably limits the time the Grandparent has with the child, etc. At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC our Custody Attorneys will review your facts and the law and assist you in filing for visitation rights with your grandchildren. And, the court can award reasonable visitation to you even if the visitation you are seeking is against the wishes of one or both of the child’s parents.
Grandparents Seeking Custody
Under certain circumstances, a court can grant a Grandparent custody of their grandchild, including if one or both of the child’s parents has died, both parent’s are unfit or absent, or if the child was abandoned, etc. At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, our Grandparent Attorneys will evaluate your facts and we will decide whether or not you meet the elements of the law in order to file for the custody of your grandchild, and if you do, our experienced custody attorneys will aggressively litigate your matter in court and on your behalf. If a Grandparent is seeking custody, our custody attorneys will file a new Petition in court and seek custody of the child on your behalf. However, if there is a current or ongoing case before the court involving your grandchild, our attorneys will file a Petition to Intervene so that you can intervene into that case and seek custody of your grandchild.
Can a Parent Refuse an Order of the Court Granting Grandparent Visitation?
If the child is under the age of 18, and the court enters an order granting a Grandparent visitation with their grandchild, the custodial parent must obey the order and they must turn the child over to the Grandparent during the scheduled visitation times specified in the order. If you do not comply with the order and turn the child over to the Grandparent for their scheduled visitation time, the Grandparent could file and action in court against the custodial parent to enforce the order, seeking contempt of court and sanctions, and if they win, these sanctions can including monetary fines and an award of attorneys’ fees. If you are having trouble with a current order and wish to modify that order or if you want to enforce a current order, the custody attorneys at Goldstein & Scopellite, PC are experienced in litigation and modifications and they will assist you in finding the best solution so that your issues are resolved.
Contact Goldstein & Scopellite, PC Grandparent Rights Attorneys in Dallas Texas
Regardless of the family law matter that you are dealing with, our Grandparent Rights Lawyers in Dallas Texas at Goldstein & Scopellite, PC are ready to be of service to you. Please call us today at (214) 351-9100 or email us to discuss the specifics of your case.