It is not uncommon to hear parents repeat the popular phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child". Often that village will include neighbors and friends, daycare providers and teachers, as well as a host of other people who all may support the development of a Tennessee child. However, when it comes to bringing up a child, it is often that child's family that takes on a pivotal role in their development.
While parents often provide the first line of support for their offspring, grandparents can and do also play important parts in their care and sustenance. Grandparents and their grandchildren can form special bonds when they are together and can enrich each other's lives as they grown and solidify their relationships. Grandparents often serve in more significant roles for their grandchildren, with some providing child care to them and even allowing those children to live with them when their parents cannot take care of them.
As such, in some family law cases, grandparents can advocate for their rights to have contact and communication with their grandkids. Tennessee grandparents may be able to secure visitation time with the children that they love when those kids parents' divorce, separate, or otherwise change their relationships. Protecting the bonds between grandkids and their grandparents can provide children with stability in otherwise uncertain times in their families.
Attorney Sam Byrd works with grandparents who have concerns about how their relationships with their grandkids will be affected by changes in the lives of the kids' parents. He is available to offer them information and support regarding their options to seek visitation time with their grandchildren, as well as to provide them with guidance on other family law matters that may relate to their cases.