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Grandparents’ Rights?

Grandparent’s play a significant role in the lives and upbringing of their grandchildren. Our family lawyer is passionate about protecting that role.

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Helping Grandparents Maintain Family Ties: (469) 425-3366

At Garcia-Widsor, P.C., we believe that children are raised best when they are surrounded by their family members. Proper development of self-esteem, stability and identity are deeply interconnected with cooperative community ties within the family. If you are a grandparent seeking to establish visitation rights with your grandchild, contact our Dallas family law attorney. We would be proud to offer you the compassionate legal support and highly effective guidance that you require in order to achieve your goals. Although your rights are more vulnerable, you do have limited visitation rights to your grandchild under law. However, if the parents of your grandchild are living and married, you do not have the right to see your grandchild. A parent’s decision to keep his or her child away from a grandparent is generally validated by law. If the parents are divorced, the child is in non-parent custody, the parents are separated, or one of the parents has died, you have the right to remain in contact with your grandchild. Let us help you take advantage of your rights!

When Can I Request Visitation Or Custody?

It is important to understand that the court will only grant visitation rights to a grandparent if he or she had a prior bond with the grandchild. State court understands that the continuation of this bond is within the best interests of the child.

  • When A Parent Passed Away
  • When A Stepparent Has Adopted The Grandchild
  • When The Grandchild Is No Longer Living With Either Parent
  • When One Parent Has Been Sent To Jail, Prison Or Institutionalized
  • When The Parents Are Not Married To One Another
  • When A Divorce Or Other Proceeding Is Pending
  • When One Of The Parents Has Not Been Located For One Month
  • When The Parents Are Married But Separated On An Indefinite Basis
  • When One Of The Parents Applies With The Grandparents

Frequently Asked Questions

We Have The Answers That You Need

  • Questions

  • When Can I Sue For Visitation Rights?

    Answer

    You are entitled to sue for visitation rights under the following circumstances: the parents of your grandchild no longer live together, one of the parents of your grandchild has been missing for more than 30 days, your grandchild does not want to live with his or her biological parents, the step-parent of your grandchild has adopted him or her.

  • Can Court Ordered Visitation Be Modified Or Terminated?

    Answer

    Yes, a court ordered grandparent visitation order can be modified or terminated. However, the party seeking to terminate or modify the visitation order must file a Motion to Modify in District Court. In addition, if the original grandparent visitation agreement was pursuant to an Agreed Visitation Order, the party seeking to modify or terminate the agreements will be required to prove the change of circumstances. In addition, the party seeking to modify or terminate must show that this action is within the best interests of the child.

  • As A Grandparent, Can I Be The Legal Guardian?

    Answer

    A grandparent can be the legal guardian of his or her grandchild. In fact, guardianship may be necessary for a number of reasons including the following: the parent’s health, the parent’s military duty (requiring him or her to leave the country) or parental unfitness. Guardianship can be granted with our without the agreement of the parent(s). If granted despite the objection of the parent(s), the court determined it would be within the best interest of the child to grant guardianship to the child’s grandparent(s).

  • Isabela Amie Garcia

    Founding & Managing Attorney

    Isabela Amie Garcia was born and raised in Mexico. Fulfilling her dream to play and win on the professional tennis tour, she traveled extensively throughout Latin America and the United States. After achieving her goals on tour she realized that her true calling was the law. She subsequently enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with honors in the studies of philosophy and business. She then went on to excel at the University of Oxford where she studied International Tax Law, European Union Law and International Constitutional Law.

    She earned her Juris Doctorate at Southern Methodist University School of Law with emphasis on Sports Law, Corporate Law and International Law. Isabela’s internships included The Office of the Texas Attorney General, Honorable Carl Ginsberg of the 193rd Civil District Court in Dallas County, and Honorable Sam A. Lindsay of U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas. She also served under Marc J. Steinberg, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law, researching SEC compliance issues. Ms. Garcia relates through personal experience to all cultural, ethnic and economic groups.

What Sets Garcia-Windsor, P.C. Apart From the Rest?

We Prioritize the Best Interests of Our Clients

  • We Provide Compassionate Yet Aggressive Representation

  • We Value Open Communication With Our Valued Clients

  • We're Located Within Walking Distance of the Courthouse

  • We Offer Our Services in Both Spanish & English

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We Treat Clients Like Family

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  • “My children are now safe with me, and we are thriving as a family because of Ms. Garcia's expertise and her team's professionalism.”

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