Grandparents Rights Attorney in Round Rock, Texas

What rights do grandparents have in a Texas divorce?

Austin, TX family law attorney Tyler Pennington talks about what rights the grandparents have in a Texas divorce.

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so grandparents rights is a very complex
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area of family law and and just like
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appeals or adoptions it’s a very
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specific
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niche area within family law and
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grandparents rights is a very highly
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litigated issue
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both at the trial level and
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in the courts of appeals not just in
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texas but all over the united states
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and the rights of a grandparent have
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been eroded away or added to overtime by
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case law one of the things is a
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grandparent can have rights
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they can assert rights to their
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grandchildren
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but the first thing you have to do is
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you essentially have to show that the
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parents are unable or unfit to take care
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of that child the court doesn’t really
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like to intervene and the courts have
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said many times that
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it’s not the government’s place to
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intervene and how a parent raises their
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child
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unless that parent is unfit or there’s
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something unsafe happening
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in that child’s life that would justify
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them the court allowing the grandparent
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to have custody and so grandparents do
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have rights um but it’s a very
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factually heavy issue
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um and it’s very
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like i said litigated in the courts of
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appeals very often and so
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being aware of what case law exists and
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being aware of what specific facts you
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have
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to show the court why the grandparent in
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a particular case needs to be involved
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is very important

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