As a Dallas divorce and child custody attorney, I often receive calls from grandparents who have been caring for their grandchildren for an extended period of time but don’t have legal custody. Recently, I received a call from a potential client whose child had passed away and she was afraid that the other parent would come and take her granddaughter, who had been living with her for several years, away from her permanently.
In this situation, I advised the grandmother to file a custody lawsuit against the other parent and seek an injunction to prevent them from taking the child before a judge could make a decision on who had the legal right to the child.
If you are a grandparent who has been caring for your grandchildren for six months or more but don’t have legal custody, it’s important to speak with an experienced child custody lawyer like myself to protect your rights and the best interests of your grandchildren. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with The Blacknall Firm, please don’t hesitate to reach out.