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Protect Your Relationship with Your Grandchild

At Calfas Law Group, PLLC, we deal with many cases between fathers and mothers trying to gain custody and/or deal with related issues throughout divorce and separation cases. However, we also have extensive experience helping grandparents gain custody rights to see their grandchildren. We understand just how difficult a divorce can be on all members of the family, especially affecting the relationship between grandchildren and grandparents who were not directly involved in the divorce.

Our San Antonio grandparents’ rights lawyers can help you seek and protect your legal rights to see your grandchild. Call us now at (210) 405-8315.

What Visitation Rights do Grandparents Have?

During a divorce, it is not uncommon for one side of the family to cut ties with the other, especially in a contested divorce. Fortunately, family court judges care about keeping families together as much as possible and do not want children to be kept from seeing their grandparents. In certain cases, grandparents are able to petition to have visitation rights to see their grandchildren. We work to prove that your relationship with your grandchildren is beneficial, especially during a difficult time.

A few examples of circumstances when a grandparent can petition to see their grandchildren include:

  • If one or both parents have passed away
  • If the parents are unmarried
  • If the parents are permanently separated
  • If the parents are going through a divorce with a child custody dispute
  • If one or both parents are absent
  • If the child is not currently residing with either parent
  • If the child was adopted by a stepmother or stepfather

Even if a parent objects to a grandparent maintaining a relationship with their grandchild, the grandparent has a legal right to pursue visitation. However, they must prove that their presence would be in the child’s best interests.

Custody Rights of Grandparents in San Antonio

In some scenarios, parents decide not to take the power of attorney in acting as would usually be expected. In this event, grandparents can then take over. In order to achieve this goal, grandparents would need to file their own lawsuit and attend a court trial. If grandparents were successful, this would mean that they would become the primary guardians of the child. The child would not only live with the grandparents from here on out, but the grandparents would be responsible for all crucial elements for that child's life, from education to religious practice.

Texas states that there are two scenarios that would allow grandparents to sue in court to attain the right to manage conservatorship of a child:

  1. If a child's present condition is being negatively impacted in terms of their mental, emotional, or physical well-being, then grandparents would be able to gain conservatorship.
  2. If neglect or abuse has not occurred, but for other circumstances, the parents or the child's current guardian agree that the child would be better off living with the grandparents.

Protecting the Rights of Grandparents

Whenever possible, the court attempts to make decisions based on what is best for the child. Our goal as your San Antonio grandparents' rights attorneys is to put together a strong case with evidence illustrating a strong relationship between you and your grandchild.

It can be possible to fight and protect your relationship with your grandchildren. Contact our firm at (210) 405-8315 or complete our online form to set up a case evaluation today.

Meet Our Experienced Attorneys

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    Neil Calfas

    Attorney

    Born and raised here, Neil has a true appreciation for the San Antonio and South Texas culture. Attended Roosevelt High School, University of Texas in Austin, San Antonio College, University of Texas at San Antonio, and St. Mary’s University College of Law. Neil began his legal career working for the very Best Criminal Defense Lawyers of their time.
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    Sergio Ybarra

    Attorney

    Sergio believes his purpose in life is to take his clients’ problems off their shoulders, using his skill and experience to guide them through the legal process and achieve the best possible results. By continuing to win jury trials for the Defense, he is pleased to know that every day he makes his purpose a reality.
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    Chase W. Butler

    Attorney

    Mr. Butler has been part of the Texas legal system for his entire life. From a family of attorneys and elected judges, Mr. Butler believes the practice of law is based on hard work, faith, and personal client relationships.
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    Frank E. Gonzalez

    Attorney

    Attorney Frank (Francis) E. Gonzalez is a life-long resident of San Antonio, Texas, having grown up just north of downtown. Frank has been licensed to practice law for 35 years, and comes from a family of attorneys, former judges, and former elected public servants.
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    Jonathan Chavez

    Attorney

    Jonathan is an Associate Attorney at Calfas Law Group, PLLC, practicing Criminal Defense. He practices both trial and appellate law in Federal and State courts.
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