Denver Grandparents’ Rights Attorney
Should I seek court-ordered visitation or custody of my grandchildren?
There are several situations where child custody or visitation may be awarded to the grandparents of a child. Any person who is not the child’s natural parent may petition for custody if that person has had physical care of the child (under 18 years of age) for at least 6 months or more. The petition must be filed within six months after physical care has ceased.
The team at Jones Law Firm, PC can walk you through the process of fighting for visitation or custody rights as a grandparent.
Visitation Rights for Grandparents
In specific regard to grandparents’ rights, visitation may be awarded to the grandparents of a child (or children) if:
The parents have divorced
The grandparents are the parents of the child’s deceased mother or father
Legal custody has been granted to a third party
At Jones Law Firm, PC we are very skilled and professional in our practice areas of all aspects of family law. We know that grandchildren are an important part of your life and a Denver family attorney can walk you through all the subtleties of grandparent custody or visitation. If some unfortunate accident or circumstance has befallen the natural parents of your grandchild, we understand your desire to do all you can in the child’s best interests. Talk to a Denver family lawyer from our team today.
Qualified Legal Counsel You Can Trust
There is no blanket yes or no answer to this question. Family law matters can become murky fast. Perhaps you feel that your grandchild is being neglected or abused by his or her parents. The natural inclination is to immediately rescue the child from that situation. It is important to consult with a lawyer to see if you have a case. The courts will keep the best interest of the child at the forefront and we may be able to help you help your grandchildren if you feel it is necessary. If you can prove that your grandchildren will be safer and happier in your custody than with their parents, there is a good chance you will be granted custody or visitation.
Need an attorney for a grandparents’ rights case in Denver? If you would like to learn more about your rights as a grandparent, contact our office today!
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