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Grandparents' Rights in Tennessee

The bonds between grandparents and grandchildren can be especially strong. When visits are cut off by the parent with child custody, the result can be devastating to both the grandparents and the grandchildren.

For more than 30 years, The Vaughan Law Firm has helped clients in the Knoxville area resolve complex family law issues, such as the denial of visitation rights to grandparents following divorce or the breakup of an unmarried relationship. We offer a free 30-minute attorney consultation to discuss your situation and the options you may have.

What Are My Rights as a Grandparent?

Unfortunately, grandparents do not have a lot of rights in Tennessee. However, grandparents may be granted visitation if they can show that not maintaining contact would be detrimental to the well-being of the grandchildren. For example, if the grandparent had been raising the child, and was subsequently cut out of the child's life, they can show they were an important part of the child's life.

Family lawyer Larry Vaughan can review your case and advise you of the best way to proceed. In some cases it is possible to resolve conflicts through negotiation. Just because the parents are divorced does not mean that grandchildren need to be divorced from grandparents who love them.

Many disputes are the result of miscommunication and misunderstanding. As a Tennessee Supreme Court mediator, Mr. Vaughn will work to resolve the dispute in an amicable fashion. The adversarial nature of a court proceeding may only lead to the parent hardening his or her position.

Discuss Your Case With a Grandparents' Rights Lawyer

To schedule a free initial consultation concerning the rights of grandparents in Tennessee, call our Knoxville law offices at (865) 684-4101 or toll free at (866) 770-9039.

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Knoxville, TN 37922

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Located in West Knoxville, the attorneys at The Vaughan Law Firm provide quality legal services to people throughout Knox County and the surrounding areas of East Tennessee, including Maryville, Alcoa, and Farragut, and counties such as Blount County, Loudon County, Anderson County, Sevier County, Monroe County, Union County, Morgan County, Scott County, Campbell County, Roane County and McMinn County as well.