Texas law contains provisions for grandparents to obtain custody of their grandchildren under certain circumstances. To schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney regarding grandparents' rights, contact Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices in North Texas by phone or e-mail.
With full understanding of the 2001 U.S. Supreme Court case Troxel v. Granville, which affirmed the priority of parental rights over grandparents' rights, attorney Paula Lock Smyth of North Texas assists grandmothers and grandfathers who are seeking access to their grandchildren through visitation. Often, the solution to the desire of a grandparent to see his or her grandchild may be accomplished by creative arrangements and "outside-the-box" thinking. A discussion with a family lawyer is an important first step.
Attorney Paula Lock Smyth is known as a knowledgeable, caring and cost-effective attorney and counselor, as well as an accomplished mediator and collaborative lawyer. Her law firm offers a multi-faceted family law practice, including assistance with premarital agreements, divorce, custody, visitation, child support, name changes, paternity, termination of parental rights, and step-parent adoptions or grandparent adoptions. Paula Lock Smyth often serves as a guardian ad litem, and her law firm also handles probate, wills and guardianship services.
Ms. Lock is admitted to practice in Texas state courts, the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Learn more about her qualifications and background by visiting her attorney profile page. Contact Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices to schedule an insightful dialog regarding grandparents' rights.