Understanding Your Rights as a Grandparent
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In today's society, many families are affected by
divorce. At times, in the aftermath of a breakup or divorce, the grandparents
lose contact with their grandchildren. This typically happens to the mother
and father of the non-custodial parent. In effect, the strong bond between
the grandparents and their grandchild can be torn as they are denied visitation
by the custodial mother or father. If you have a concern about your rights
to visitation of your grandchild, we urge you to contact a Lawrenceville
family lawyer from the Fox Firm, P.C. today.
Fortunately, the state of Georgia recognizes the importance of the grandparents
playing an active role in their grandchild's life. For this reason,
grandparents have the legal right to request visitation from the Superior
Court. We can help you file a Petition for Visitation. In every petition
the court will thoroughly examine the details of the case and what is
in the best interests of the child. The court will take the following
factors into consideration when determining whether or not to grant visitation:
- The child's relationship with their grandparents;
- The child's physical and emotional safety;
- The parent's wishes;
- The child's wishes; and
- If awarding visitation would be in the best interests of the child.
Lawrenceville Grandparents' Rights Lawyer
There will be times when a grandparent will seek physical
custody of their grandchild. There are many different circumstances where this
might occur; for example, if the natural parents have a substance abuse
problem, an alcohol problem, presence of child abuse, neglect, or if the
natural parents are not fit to raise their children for other reasons.
In these cases, our firm can help you seek custody of your grandchild as well.
We have been practicing family law for more than 20 years in Lawrenceville
and the greater Gwinnett County area. We would be more than happy to explain
your rights as a grandparent as well as the legal actions that we can
take to pursue visitation or custody of your grandchildren. Please, contact
our firm to learn more about grandparents' rights and how we can help.
Contact a Lawrenceville family law attorney to schedule your initial case evaluation with the firm!