Most of the family law cases involving grandparents fit into one of two categories: grandparent visitation and grandparent custody. Grandparent visitation is when a grandparent seeks court-ordered visitation time with a grandchild. Grandparent custody is when grandparents seek physical custody of a grandchild; that is, when a grandparent seeks to become the primary person responsible for the physical safety and emotional welfare of the grandchild. Today’s post will deal with the subject of grandparent visitation. I will take up the issue of grandparent custody in the future. Continue reading
Kirk Garner was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1967. He was raised in and around Lubbock, Texas, and graduated from Shallowater High School in 1985. Kirk graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. The week after graduation, he married his wife of now 22 years. They have three daughters.
Kirk graduated from Baylor University School of Law in 1995. During law school, he served on the Baylor Law Review, and was a member of the international legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi and the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society.
Upon graduation, Kirk Garner was admitted to the Texas Bar, and practiced law in Winnsboro, Texas, for fifteen years. He had a general small-town practice, including family law, civil litigation, probate, and criminal defense.
In 2010, Kirk obtained his license to practice law in Colorado. He and his family pulled up stakes and moved to Colorado Springs, where they had always wanted to live.
Kirk Garner opened his Colorado Springs law office in 2010. The Colorado Springs office is devoted to all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, adoption, and grandparents’ rights.
In 2011, Kirk Garner added a second office in Woodland Park to better serve his clients in Teller County. The Woodland Park practice is more of a general-civil, small town law firm. In addition to family law and dissolution of marriage, the office handles civil litigation, probate, and other matters. Have a case in Teller County? Call Kirk Garner today to see if he can help.