Sadly, when parents divorce or separate, the families break apart. The mother only wants to spend time with her family and the father with his family. The relatives of the other parent's family are often only able to spend time with the child when the child stays with the co-parent. For grandparents, the loss of contact with their grandchildren can be especially traumatic. This is where a grandparent's rights lawyer can help.
At The Law Office Of Tara Carter, we represent grandparents who desperately want to spend more time with their grandchildren - especially if their child has died or is incapacitated, or has minimal visitation rights for any reason. Our Middle Tennessee grandparents' rights lawyers fight to show grandparents have the proper legal standing to bring a claim for visitation rights and that the child will suffer harm if the grandparents are removed from the child's lives. We negotiate grandparent visitation agreements and file claims to enforce Tennessee grandparent's rights.
While parents generally have a significant say in when their parents can see their grandchildren, Tennessee does recognize some grandparent visitation rights when the loving relationship between the parents has ended. Tennessee requires that grandparents prove that the following requirements are met before family courts will grant them the right to grandchild visitation.
Some of the added factors the family court judge will review to determine if grandparent visitation is in the best interest of the children are:
At The Law Office Of Tara Carter, we help grandparents document and prove the amount of time they have spent with their grandchildren, the quality of the relationship, and the damage the children would suffer if they couldn't see their grandparents. The bond between grandparent and grandchild should be one of the great joys of life. Our Middle Tennessee grandparent's rights lawyer work to preserve that especially important bond.
To learn more about your rights to visit with your grandchildren, please phone our office at (615) 495-6000 or fill out our contact form. We represent grandparents in Nashville, Brentwood, Lebanon, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, and surrounding locations.