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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 Denver

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 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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I cannot be more happy with the April Jones Law Firm! I hired her in 2012 for disputes over child support and other items, we had to go to court 3 times on separate matters and every time we were successful. April is very knowledgeable of the law and will not let you down. If I ever need a family law attorney I will call April Jones.

Alan

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Voice message to attorney April Jones from opposing counsel following a successful hearing: Boy I would have jumped over the net and shook your hand today, but there was no net!

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April is awesome! She definitely knows what’s going on with everything in court. I couldn’t have gotten a better outcome.

Terri

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April and staff were wonderful. It made a difficult time of life softer while maintaining my dignity.

B.H.

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Once the process became too difficult for me to navigate through I decided to seek Family Law services.

The firm is professional, positive and grounded in their approach. Everyone in the office is always willing to help and is extremely flexible, which I can say is valued by a working professional. There has always been open and prompt communication. Hannah ultimately won our case, and she did so by having strong intellect, presentation skills, and a genuine interest in the well-being of both my daughter and I. I will continue to value the relationship and expertise long after the issues are resolved.

R.P.M.

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I really appreciated April’s straightforward, no-nonsense approach to settling my divorce. It was very refreshing. April is well prepared and understands the law and court processes and procedures well beyond anything I have experienced, ensuring success. I will be a customer for life.

J.M.

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Our team includes attorneys licensed to practice in multiple states including April D. Jones in California, Patrick G. Barkman in Texas, the Cherokee Nation, the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Colorado (United States Court of Appeals 10th and 5th Circuit), and Stuart Wallace in Illinois.