Clarksville Grandparent Visitation Lawyers
Help Our Firm Help Your Secure a Lasting Relationship with Your Grandchild
In many families, grandparents play an important role in the upbringing of a child. However, the child’s parents may wish to severe ties with their child’s grandparents without a valid reason. Fortunately, grandparents have visitation rights in Tennessee. Due to the complexities and sensitivity of these type of family matters, hiring an experienced family law attorney can make a huge difference.
If you are interested in obtaining visitation rights to have a continuous relationship with your grandchild in Montgomery County, our legal team at Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC can make sure you get to see and contribute toward raising your loved one. Our Clarksville grandparent visitation attorneys have over three decades of combined experience helping families throughout Tennessee with custody issues and understands how vital grandparents are to the well being of a child.
Grandparents’ Rights in Tennessee
When a child’s parent objects to grandparent visitation, this issue can be brought to family court. However, there needs to be certain factors present for the court to address a grandparent visitation petition.
At least one of the following circumstances must exist to have a valid grandparent visitation request:
- One of the child’s parents passed away
- The child’s parents divorced, separated, or weren’t married
- The child lived with the grandparent for at least one year and the parents removed the child from the home
- The grandparent and child formed a substantial bond for at least one year and ending the relationship will be detrimental to the child
- One of the child’s parents went missing for six months or more
- Another state’s court ordered grandparent visitation
The grandparent must also prove at least one of the following factors to obtain visitation rights:
- The grandparent was the child’s primary caregiver for at least six months and ending the relationship will cause the child to suffer serious emotional harm.
- The child and grandparent formed a strong relationship and the child will suffer serious emotional injury if his/her relationship with his/her grandparent ends.
- Ending the child-grandparent relationship will put the child’s life at risk of serious harm.
Additionally, grandparents in Tennessee may seek custody rights of their grandchild if the child’s parents have divorced, are deceased, have abandoned the child, or are violent toward the child. In order to obtain custody, the child’s parents are proven to be unfit to provide adequate care for the child.
With both visitation and custody matters, the judge will make a decision based on the best interests of the child. Furthermore, grandparents interested in pursuing visitation must have a parenting plan to present to the court, which a knowledgeable lawyer can help develop and argue on your behalf.
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Since these types of cases can be hotly contested disputes, our firm is prepared to protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process. Let us help you establish a lasting and loving relationship with your grandchild.
At Jeff Grimes & Associates, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.
I hired their law firm for a legal case and not only were they highly professional but always courteous and respectful. They exceeded my expectations and got me everything I needed. If I ever need legal services again I will definitely be choosing them in the future.- Lisa S.
If you need legal counsel then I highly recommend you make an appointment with this firm. Mr. Sensing was my attorney and is very dedicated to his clients going to great lengths to provide the very best defense possible. Stays in touch with his clients always bringing them up to speed on what is being done in their case providing copies of everything to the client. HONEST, LOYAL, AND DEDICATED this firm gets 5 stars.- Brad H.
I took a trip out to TN and got in to some trouble in Clarksville and needed representation for a case while I was I back in my home state. I went to Grimes, Sensing & Clemons feeling distraught and like I had no hope, seeking a solid defense attorney that would actually fight for my case and get me the best possible deal. I left feeling comfortable and confident. I can honestly say I was not disappointed, the only time I needed to come back to TN was for the sentencing(mind you cases may differ) and unbelievably Jeffery Grimes was able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor as well as talk down the court fines... I strongly suggest Jeffery Grimes as your defense attorney for any legal issues you may have, also their fees are very reasonable and they will do payment plans. Thank you very much Grimes, Sensing and Clemons.- Spence W.
Thank you so much Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLLC!! I've been working with them for months and I couldn't be happier. Grimes helped with all of the little details I didn't even know I needed. He is always friendly and ready to answer all of my questions. Your attention to my case has allowed me to focus on what's important to me, healing and family. Thank you for helping me I know it’s your job but the peace of mind you gave me is priceless. Thanks again! ~ YC- Satisfied Client
I hired Mr Sensing to assist me with the modification of a parenting plan that just wasn’t working anymore. I hired another lawyer in the Clarksville area that did not do their due diligence. Mr Sensing and his team were great throughout the process. Emails and phone calls were actually returned in a timely manner! Which wasn’t the case with the lawyer I used before. I had access to all my court documents and was always kept informed on what was going on with my case. Lastly Mr Sensing is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field. The outcome for my request was better than I could have hoped for, and I honestly feel like that was due to Mr Sensing.- Toni M.
Grimes is the best defense lawyer you could ask for. He was able to take what would generally be a felony for sure and get it down to a misdemeanor and a fine. If you have him as your lawyer, you won't have anything to worry about.- Dennis H.
Mr.Grimes made my case go very smoothly and easily for me I was out of state for a good part of it he went out of his way to let me know if something changed and he was always very professional and fairly priced! I would recommend him a thousand times over!!- David L.
Mr. Sensing is an excellent attorney. He fought with me the whole 2 years my case took for me to get the time with my son I’ve always wanted. I will definitely recommend his services to anyone and I will be going back to him if I have any issues in the future. Also Pat and Amy are awesome!!- Satisfied Client