San Antonio Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys
Watching grandchildren grow and develop is one of the biggest joys that grandparents experience. Although many adult children are excited to allow their parents to help raise their children, that is not always the case. In those situations, unfortunately, many grandparents are disappointed to learn that they do not have any automatic right to visitation.
If competent parents are doing a good job raising their children, and they do not want their parents to be involved in their children’s lives, then the grandparents have no legal right to be involved.
When Do Grandparents Have Rights?
When it can be shown that the children’s current circumstances affect their rights and safety or impair their emotional development, grandparents’ rights come into play. Likewise, if it can be proven that not having contact with grandparents might negatively affect the health or safety of children or impair their development, grandparents may have visitation or custody rights.
Because there are only certain situations in which grandparents have rights, it’s critical to work with an experienced lawyer who understands those technical issues. Our attorneys at The Law Offices of Matthew J. Obermeier, P.C., know the law and understand the requirements that allow grandparents to get their cases into court.
Our legal team knows how to protect the rights of grandparents in San Antonio in grandparents’ rights cases and in other family law matters.
Grandparents’ Rights When The CPS Is Involved
When grandparents’ rights cases are triggered because of involvement with Child Protective Services (CPS), the situation gets emotional and complex quickly. Grandparents often feel torn between protecting their grandchildren and protecting their children. When you are stuck in that situation, you need an attorney who understands the law and will be empathetic to your needs.
Our lawyers know that grandparents’ rights cases are often emotionally charged, and they are here to provide the level-headed and empathetic counsel you need throughout the process. We can help protect your family, while also ensuring that you adhere to all deadlines and legal requirements. Learn more by scheduling an initial consultation. Our firm can be reached through our contact form or by calling 800-820-1664.