College Station Attorneys Help Grandparents Seek Custody of Their Grandchildren
Despite your best efforts, your son or daughter might not grow up to turn out the way you hoped. Or perhaps your adult child passed away and left children behind with a spouse who can't cope with raising children alone. These and similar circumstances are leading more and more grandparents to pursue custody of their grandchildren. A grandparents' rights attorney in Brazos County, Texas understands your desire to provide the best environment possible for your grandchildren, and can provide you with the assistance you need in your custody pursuit.
Texas law and grandparents' rights to custody
Texas law stipulates that grandparents may file for custody of their grandchildren if the children have lived with them for a minimum of six months and they petition for custody within 90 days of the date the grandchildren left their care, if applicable.
Another situation where grandparents may choose to pursue custody is when there is potential danger to the health or wellbeing of the children. The burden of proof is on the grandparents to demonstrate the children would be better off with the grandparents and that continuing to live with a parent would be harmful for the children.
Grandparent custody and child support
Once you have successfully petitioned for and received custody of your grandchildren, you bear responsibility for providing food, clothing and shelter for them. Grandparents who obtain legal custody are usually entitled to child support from both parents. A Conroe custody lawyer can ensure the necessary steps are taken to secure a child support order.
If you are considering getting custody of your grandchildren, contact an experienced family law attorney at Peterson Law Group today. We represent clients in Brazos, Montgomery, Burleson, Grimes, Robertson and Madison counties and throughout southeast Texas with a variety of family law matters. We are ready, willing and able to assist you with your case and are committed to finding the solution most beneficial to you.
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