Grandparents call us a lot of times asking if they can get custody of their grandchildren. And there’s not a simple answer to this question; however, in the state of Tennessee, parents have what’s called a superior parental right to parent their children above and beyond everyone else. So, you may not like the way that your children are raising their children, but that does not necessarily mean that you can get custody of your grandchildren.
However, there are situations where the children may be what’s called dependent and neglected in the parents’ care, and that can be a wide range of things, from parents who are using drugs or maybe parents who don’t have suitable housing for their children. If those are the situations, it’s important that you contact an attorney who knows that area of the law.
We at Banks and Jones help people all the time in juvenile court with cases like this. We can be reached at 865-546-2141 or you can also find us at BanksJones.com. Our Knoxville family law attorneys are ready to help you.