Grandparents Legal Rights

Grandparents Legal Rights

Law Office in Richmond & Sugar Land, TX

The Van Slyke & Kestler Law Firm works with grandparents of Richmond, Sugar Land and Fort Bend County, TX to ensure their visitation rights are protected and that their grandchildren grow up in the most nurturing environment possible. Our team helps grandparents maintain loving relationships with their grandchildren during and after a divorce. Family law attorney Leser Van Slyke, Jr. will even take steps to obtain full legal custody for grandparents.

Circumstances in which a grandparent will attempt to receive custody of their grandchild include:

There’s suspicion or evidence of child abuse
The parents are unable to provide a fit home for their children due to incompetence, incarceration, or other debilitating conditions
A court order has been issued to revoke parental authority over minor children
The children have been residing with their grandparents for six months or more
The parents are divorcing or are divorced and the grandparents represent the most stable home for the children

Attorneys Van Slyke and Kestler provide support for his clients throughout all necessary custody proceedings and can ensure the best possible outcome for you and your grandchildren.

Navigating Divorce

If you are a grandparent seeking visitation rights during parental divorce proceedings, our law firm can help you understand your rights in the Texas legal system. We’ll go above and beyond to make sure you achieve your goals and stay close with your grandchildren.

Under Texas law, most visitation rights for grandparents are dependent upon the wishes of the parents. If you’ve been unfairly denied the right to see your grandchildren, you can petition the courts for visitation under certain circumstances. Divorce attorneys Lester Van Slyke, Jr. and Michelle R. Kestler can represent your interests and protect the rights of your grandchildren in and out of court.

Protecting the Child’s Welfare

When grandparents are seeking custody of their grandchildren in court, they will generally have a burden of proof to demonstrate that they can provide a safer and more stable environment for the children. Since Texas courts tend to lean on the side of the parents when determining visitation rights, it’s vital to retain the services of a qualified divorce attorney. Lester Van Slyke, Jr. and Michelle R. Kestler will provide assertive representation to ensure the best possible outcome for these cases.

The legal experts at Van Slyke & Kestler Law Firm offer the services you need to manage issues with divorce and child custody. If you need help ensuring the safety and well-being of your grandchildren in the Fort Bend County area, we can deliver the best legal services to produce positive results in your case. Contact us today to discuss your concerns and to begin the process of healing for your family.