Arlington Grandparents' Rights Lawyer

Mansfield Child Custody Guidance for Grandparents

At the Texas Law Offices of Karen Cushman, P.C., we provide informed guidance for grandparents' rights. We understand the strict legal guidelines and parameters involved with grandparents pursuing rights to visitation and custody. We also understand Texas divorce codes and how the courts place great emphasis on the best interests of the children.

Our Arlington grandparents' rights attorney, Karen Cushman, has years of experience handling complex divorce issues, including grandparents' rights. She has assembled a highly trained legal team. Together, we are committed to helping you achieve your visitation and custody goals.

Complicated Parameters

Grandparents' rights cases can be difficult. You must qualify for custody or visitation under certain legal parameters. We can help prove to the court through appropriate evidence that it would be in the best interest of your grandchildren to visit you or be in your legal custody. We can demonstrate that:

  • Your claim has legal standing or merit
  • You have helped raise the child
  • The child has lived with you for significant time
  • Your grandchildren are living in a dangerous environment

Informal Custody Agreements

New laws provide informal visitation and custody agreements between parents and other non-parent family members. These authorization agreements allow a parent to designate custody to another person without officially or legally rescinding their parental rights. On the upside, you could have more rights involving your grandchildren. However, at any time your child may terminate the agreement and have full custody of their child.

This authorization agreement can be made between grandparents, adult siblings, or adult aunts and uncles of the child. Besides informal custody, you would also have the legal authority to make important decisions for your grandchildren, including:

  • Medical and dental care
  • Education
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Religious practices

Informal authorization agreements can also be beneficial during military divorces. They allow a parent who is being deployed overseas to leave his or her children in capable hands, without giving up parental rights.

Collaborative Law Advocacy

Our firm is dedicated to providing effective family law guidance. We possess a wealth of experience and sophisticated knowledge of collaborative law. We also understand how working together peaceably toward a beneficial outcome is often in the best interest of the children.

Free Consultation

Our office provides a free 20-minute consultation with a lawyer to discuss your situation. Please call us at 888-654-3558 or you may also send us an e-mail.