Grandparent Visitation

Grandparents who nurtured relationships with their grandchildren should not be punished because of parents who choose to divorce. Yet, bonds are broken over hard feelings between parents pursuing marital dissolution.

Protecting The Visitation Rights Of Grandparents

A specific statute exists in Tennessee that protects the rights of grandparents to maintain a continuing relationship with their grandchildren through visitation based on:

  • Father or mother deceased
  • Mother and father who are divorced, legally separated or were never married
  • Inability to locate father/mother for more than six months
  • A court in another state ordered grandparent visitation
  • Residence in grandparent's home or maintained a significant relationship for 12 months or more preceding the end of the parent's marriage

As with any issue involving children, their best interests come first. Denying loving and nurturing relationships with their grandparents can do more harm than good. Relationships ending turn one household into two. Continued relationships with grandparents provide a level of emotional support and consistency in their lives.

Mediation is the preferred venue to resolve disputes that involve grandparent visitation. However, we do not shy away from a trial if that provides the best outcome for all parties concerned.

Contact An Adoption Lawyer In Murfreesboro For A Free Consultation

If you need help with asserting your rights as a grandparent to see your grandchildren, contact Amy Broom Pollina, Attorney at Law, online for a free consultation or call 615-617-5455. The firm is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Credit cards are accepted.