What are the rights non-parents have?
As a grandparent, your grandchildren probably mean the world to you and if you are like many people you would do almost anything to protect them. Family situations involving divorce and other issues can be taxing on everyone involved, especially children, and if you find yourself in a similar situation you may be worried about how this will affect your relationship with your grandkids. Grandparent’s rights is one area of
family law that can be pretty grey, as there are no exact guidelines or boundaries regarding the rights of a grandparent in matters involving children. In certain situations, grandparents are given privileges and priority when it comes to things like visitation and custody, and in situations where one or both parents are unable to provide adequately for their children, the grandparents may be able to seek custodial privileges.
In situations where one or both biological parents are deemed to be “unfit” because of drugs, alcohol, financial circumstances, or illness, you may be able to win custody of your grandchildren. The Los Angeles family court system always has the best interests of children at heart and if living with you would be the best thing for them your attorney will help you fight to make this happen.
Our Lawyers Fighting to Preserve Grandparent’s Rights
If you are a grandparent in the Los Angeles area and are concerned about the lives of your grandchildren, you should speak with a family attorney at our firm. Our family lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide you with the professional advice you will need during this time. The relationship between a grandparent and their grandchildren is a special one and our lawyers will work hard to make sure this is preserved at all costs. Whether you are concerned about a custodial parent’s ability to properly care for your grandchild, or are simply seeking visitation rights to maintain a relationship with your grandkids, a
Los Angeles family lawyer can provide you with assistance.