Securing Grandparents' Rights to See their Loved Ones
Immediate family members are not the only ones who feel the effects of a divorce—extended family members including grandparents can frequently be impacted by a family split. In the instance of grandparents, there are legal provisions which allow them to continue to see their loved ones when a divorce is finalized.
In order to petition the courts for visitation rights as grandparents, you must fit a very specific set of criteria. It is strongly advised that you speak with a Murfreesboro family lawyer for counsel on the best way to navigate your case. At The Clarke Law Firm, Attorney David Clarke has practiced family law in Tennessee for many years, and has helped numerous families through the difficulties and complications of a divorce. He has even been named to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by National Trial Lawyers.
Call The Clarke Law Firm at (615) 645-1501 and let us provide you with a free consultation to help you through your case!
Do You Qualify for Grandparents' Visitation Rights?
The laws in Tennessee are written in such a way that allows for parents to maintain the ability to make final decisions for their children, so long as those decisions are made in the children's best interests. However, there are a few specific criteria that may make a grandparent eligible to file for visitation rights and continue their relationship.
One of the following must exist for grandparents to be able to file for visitation:
- One of the child's parents is deceased
- The child's parents are divorced, separated, or were never married
- A parent has been missing for six months or more
- The child previously lived with the grandparents
- The child and grandparents have a significant bond that breaking would be harmful to the child
Because these cases can be so complex, it is strongly advised that you speak with an attorney who can help strengthen your case and present it before a family law judge in the most effective manner.
Do not hesitate to contact The Clarke Law Firm and start working to regain your rights!