Grandparent Adoptions

Legal Guidance For Adopting A Grandchild

In recent years, there has been a push to respect grandparents’ rights to visitation with or custody of their grandchildren in a divorce or family-related dispute. However, securing custody or grandparent adoption can still be complicated and is often decided on a case-by-case basis.

The Law Office of Steven C. Girsky is committed to protecting grandparents’ rights throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. Attorney Girsky has more than 25 years of experience handling complex family law issues. He will provide honest advice and representation to help you explore any options for grandparent or relative adoption.

In Some Cases, Grandparents May Get Full Custody

Unfortunately, Tennessee laws and laws in other states do not have explicit rules regarding grandparent adoption or grandparents’ rights. There are, however, certain circumstances in which a court may give custody to grandparents:

  • If you have an established relationship with your grandchild such that he or she has lived in your home for a set amount of time
  • If your son or daughter has known alcohol or drug abuse problems so that your grandchild or grandchildren are not safe living with him or her
  • If you are named as your grandchild’s guardian should anything happen to your son or daughter

Clarksville grandparent adoption lawyer Steven C. Girsky is committed to helping you explore your options to either adopt your grandchild or at least secure visitation rights if the parents divorce or separate. He will provide honest advice and dedicated representation throughout the legal process.

Contact An Experienced Adoption Attorney

The Law Office of Steven C. Girsky maintains weekly office hours and offers evening, weekend and off-site appointments if necessary for clients throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. Credit cards are accepted and payment plans may be arranged. Contact the firm for a free initial consultation today.