Defending Grandparents’ Rights

The Law Office of Robert M. Asbury understands the important role that grandparents play in their grandchildren's lives. Tennessee law also respects grandparents' rights and allows for visitation time as long as it is in the best interest of the child. I will carefully evaluate your family's circumstances and develop a strong argument to defend your rights. You can pursue visitation rights whether your grandchild is biologically related to you, adopted into the family or is currently in foster care.

If you are a grandparent seeking visitation or custody rights, call The Law Office of Robert M. Asbury at 865-909-7290 to secure the compassionate representation that you deserve.

When Can Grandparents Pursue Custody?

Securing legal or physical custody of your grandchild is much more difficult than achieving visitation time. In order to be granted custody, you must be able to prove that the child's parents are unfit to care for their child. This can be due to a number of factors, including:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Abandoning the child
  • Mental or physical health concerns
  • Prison time
  • Drug or alcohol abuse

I will work closely with you to evaluate your options and pursue the best course of action that is in your grandchild's best interests.

Adaptive Case Approach Based On Your Needs

I have extensive experience in the courtroom, having brought over 200 cases to trial. I understand how to prepare a case, and how to effectively present your argument for success. Additionally, I am a skilled negotiator who can pursue maximum visitation rights or custody outside of court. Partnering closely with you throughout your case, we will develop goals and utilize the approach that can best achieve the desired result.

Call An Experienced Lawyer To Assert Your Rights

If you have been denied access to your grandchild, or believe that their parents are not protecting their best interests, call 865-909-7290 to discuss your options with an experienced attorney. You may also email my Knoxville office for assistance. I will do everything possible to defend your rights and to protect your grandchild's well-being.