FATHERS’ & GRANDPARENTS’ RIGHTS
Do not let anyone take away your Fathers’ & Grandparents’ Rights. You deserve to see your children and grandchildren, and they deserve to have you as a role model. When you fear that you may lose your visitation and access, contact Hill & Hill Law Firm. Our team of experienced attorneys can help.
Understanding Your Rights as a Grandparent in Texas
The sad reality for many grandparents, and even fathers, in the state of Texas is that if the divorce proceedings go wrong, they may never see their child or grandchild again. That’s why it’s so very important to protect those rights while you still can.
At Hill & Hill, we understand how emotionally trying this time can be – for both parents and grandparents. That’s why we are committed to providing our clients the best representation we possibly can so that you can focus on addressing the emotional needs of the child involved instead of worrying about legal proceedings.
The good news is that Texas state law assures grandparents that they can enjoy reasonable access to any grandchildren they have, with the stipulation that they must meet the following criteria:
- A grandparent must demonstrate to the court that their grandchild would have or experience strong negative consequences to their well-being or health if they did not have access to them.
- It is an obligation of the grandparent to demonstrate to the court that the parent is not barring their access on behalf of the child’s own wellbeing.
- At least one or both of the child’s biological or adoptive parents must retain parental rights.
The most important thing you can do as a father or grandparent facing the potential loss of visitation or custodial rights in the state of Texas is call our offices immediately. We want to take every opportunity and avenue to protect your rights to be a part of your child or grandchild’s life, which means we’ll need all the time we can possibly have.
Your Rights as a Father in Texas
Texas law forbids the sex of the parent to be used by courts in their decision-making process when assigning custody during divorce proceedings. Texas law even states courts should favor arrangements that allow for both parents to have continued contact.
Statistics, however, reveal a gender-based preference not reflected in state Statutes that works against fathers in most cases. What’s more, the younger the child in question is, the more often the mother is given full custody.
While every case is different and Texas courts strive to uphold the law as best they can, Hill & Hill understands the unique position fathers are often placed in during custody battles and has years of experience successfully representing Texas fathers in visitation and custody decisions.
Don’t Wait For Help, Call Hill & Hill Today
It is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side when you are fighting for the right to see you children or grandchildren. Our team has advised and helped many clients in similar situations. We know how heart breaking it can be when access to your child or grandchild is denied. Being able to see and interact with your loved ones is something that no one should be able to take away. We will fight fiercely for your right to be a part of your child or grandchild’s life.
Contact us today for legal advice and counsel about your Fathers’ & Grandparents’ Rights in the Denton, TX area.