What a mess!
I'll elaborate a bit.
About 4 mos. ago my dh and I were told that a baby of our oldest son's was his. He is 22 (was 21 at the time) and living on his own about 20 mins. from us. This would be a first grandchild for us. We are disappointed, as they are not married, but somewhat elated, as the child is not at fault and deserves 2 loving parents and grandparents that care for and adore him. We went to see our son and saw his girlfriend and the child as well. After the girlfriend left with the baby my husband asked our son who the father of the child was. He replied, "probably me". After many questions, he admitted that when the child was born she had another young man pinned as the father. He and his family were with her when she delivered. Shortly after the child was born she had a paternity test which excluded him as the biological father. THEN, she said it was my son's child.
We are at our wits end with this situation! We have asked that they have another paternity test to prove if our son is the father or not. They can't get on the same page with this and haven't to this day. The child will be 8 mos. old tomorrow. The mother has brought him over on several occasions and we have gotten really attached to him. She and my son are currently not together and she no longer brings him over. We are hurt. We want them to act like responsible adults and prove the paternity so that the child will know and also so we can step in and do more for the child. I thought I would present this situation here before I go see a lawyer who specializes in Family Law in TX. I've gone online and read some, but still would like more input. What would you do?
A stressed out possible grannie
Asked by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Feb. 6, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by -AJ at 10:45 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
In some states no. I'm sorry! Some states you do definitely have rights. I'm so sorry, hugs for you!
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 10:46 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by SweetPoison at 10:49 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by huntin_mama at 11:10 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by AmI88 at 11:15 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by admckenzie at 11:17 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
Grandparents most certainly do have rights. However, you may have to contact a lawyer to get visitation. Why don't you talk to a lawyer in you area. Most lawyers have free consultation. I'm sorry you're going through this. I think grandparents are just as important as parents.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 11:18 PM on Feb. 6, 2011