Dallas County Third-Party Custody Attorney
Custody and visitation disputes can be frustrating for grandparents. Sometimes, it seems as if you have no rights.
If a Texas family law attorney has told you that you have no right to pursue custody or a set visitation schedule with your grandchildren, I encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Sharon Merrick for a second opinion. At my law office, I provide experienced legal representation on behalf of grandparents who are seeking custody or visitation rights.
While courts give considerable deference to the wishes of parents, there are cases in which grandparents may effectively assert their rights. I have successfully helped many grandparents obtain custody of a minor child or obtain a set visitation schedule. I also help grandparents who need help with an adoption.
Third-Party Custody in Texas
Sometimes, third parties (someone other than a biological parent or adoptive parent) are asked to take care of a minor child for a period of time because a parent is unfit, has abandoned his or her child or is otherwise out of the picture. A third party may include a grandparent, uncle, aunt or even a concerned friend.
Even in cases in which the child has stayed with a third party for a considerable period of time, legal action must be taken to create a legally recognized relationship that confers basic custodial rights to the third party.
If you have been raising a child and require the assistance of an experienced family law attorney, I can help. At my office in Richardson, Texas, I help people protect their rights and their families. I have helped many clients who have come to me seeking third-party custody, adoption or other legal assistance.
Some of my clients come to me because a legally recognized relationship is required at the time a child enrolls in school or requires a passport for international travel. In other cases, a biological parent may now be requesting the return of his or her child and a custody dispute has ensued. Whatever your reason for contacting my office, you can be confident that you will receive the quality legal representation you need.
Free Attorney Consultation
If you need to speak with a Richardson grandparent custody attorney or third-party custody lawyer, I am pleased to offer a free consultation. For assistance, call 972-591-2323 or contact me by e-mail.