Grandparents’ Visitation Protecting Your Family

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.

Contact us today at (931) 398-5308 to request an initial consultation.

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.

Contact us today at (931) 398-5308 to find out about your legal options.

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