What Rights Do Grandparents Have? Explore Legal Options
If you are raising your grandchildren or seeking access to them despite problems such as a divorce or other disruptions in their household, you are right to consider talking to a lawyer.
If you have a parental role, you will need legal tools to allow you to enroll them in school, take them to the doctor and sign permission slips for them to go on field trips. Both you and the grandchildren deserve legal protection and security.
On the other hand, you may have lost contact with your grandchildren although you and they previously shared close ties. A son-in-law or daughter-in-law or even your own son or daughter may be standing in the way of letting you continue nurturing your grandchildren.
Talk To An Attorney About Your Grandparent’s Rights
Whatever your situation, a frank conversation with a family law attorney may help you determine the most promising solution to pursue such as:
- Spending time with your children during your son’s or daughter’s custody or visitation time
- Seeking custody yourself — and child support, too
- Petitioning for legal guardianship if the parents agree (a requirement in most cases)
- Pursuing adoption of your grandchild
What if your son or daughter has refused to cooperate with your attempts to strengthen your legal position? A knowledgeable lawyer can help you explore options even if a difficult case arises. Walsh Law Firm, P.L.L.C., has helped many parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents in custody and visitation situations.
Learn About Legal Actions You Can Take As A Grandparent
As you concern yourself with how to nurture your grandchildren, having to worry about legal issues can complicate life. The Walsh Law Firm, P.L.L.C., is here to help you find the right solutions that will provide the greatest security for your grandchildren and peace of mind for you.