Grandparents’ Rights: Your Legal Guide to Protecting Your Relationship with Your Grandchildren

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SphinxLegal, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 234 pages
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Your Grandchildren Need You in Their Lives.

Grandparents have long been the backbone to any family. In times of trouble, they are the first place struggling parents turn. However, when the struggles turn into a bitter divorce battle, it is the grandparents who are punished. Unfortunately, it is the children who ultimately suffer.

As a grandparent, you provide a sense of history and stability to your grandchildren. You are a source of inspiration to them and you instill in them the value of family. When, for whatever reason, you are prevented from being a part of their lives, you feel the pain, but they are the ones who lose. You have the right and the obligation to stand up for yourself and for your grandchildren.

Grandparents' Rights fully explains what you can do to protect your relationship with your grandchildren. Learn the steps you can take to get the courts on your side and guarantee that you will be able to spend time with them. Written in easy-to-understand language, Grandparents' Rights teaches you how to:

- Work with your grandchildren's parents to find the best
solution
- Identify when legal action may be necessary to enforce your rights
- Take action if you think your grandchildren are being abused
- Increase the time you get to spend with your grandchildren

Continue to Be a Part of Your Grandchildren's Lives.
 

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Contents

Overview of Grandparents Rights
1
Should You File for Visitation?
9
Filing for Visitation
21
Should You File for Custody?
37
Filing for Custody
49
Role of the Lawyer
57
Court Procedures
63
Evidence You Will Need
89
Glossary
99
State Laws
101
Resources
133
Sample Completed Forms
143
Blank Forms
165
Index
229
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
235
Copyright

Specific Case Examples
93

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Traci Truly received her law degree and undergraduate business degree from Baylor University. She has practiced family law in Dallas, Texas since 1985. In her general practice, she has handled various types of cases, representing many parents and grandparents in domestic relations matters. Ms. Truly has written or coauthored several legal guides, including Teen Rights, which was named to the New York Public Library's 2003 Books for Teen Age list. Her other works includeChild Custody, Support, and Visitation in Texas, Making Music Your Business, and How To Start a Business in Texas. She has appeared on Fox Television (The Rob Nelson Show), on the Fox News Channel (Dayside with Linda Vestor), in Seventeen Magazine, and in the AARP Bulletin. Traci Truly received her law degree and undergraduate business degree from Baylor University. She has practiced law in Dallas, Texas since 1985. She has a general practice, representing individuals in a variety of types of legal matters as well as small businesses, including Omni Entertainment, a Dallas entertainment company, and Mustang Booking Agency, also located in Dallas. Ms. Truly has written or coauthored several legal guides. Her book, Teen Rights (and Responsibilities), was named to the New York Public Library's 2003 Books for Teen Age list. She has appeared on Fox Television (The Rob Nelson Show) and on the Fox New Channel (Dayside with Linda Vestor) and in national publications including Seventeen Magazine, the AARP bulletin, and First For Women Magazine.

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