Grandparents’ Rights Lawyer in San Diego
Do Grandparents Have Rights to Custody & Visitation
The relationship between a grandparent and their grandchildren is something
many people feel strongly about, and research has even shown how beneficial
it can be to a child if their grandparents are active participants in
If you are a grandparent, and are experiencing problems or difficulties
visiting your grandchildren following a
divorce, separation, or break-up, a San Diego grandparents' rights lawyer
from our firm can help you. At Claery & Hammond, LLP we assist grandparents
with a variety of legal issues that may arise within a family environment,
and our lawyers will take action to get desirable results.
Seeking Custody or Visitation
Courts will typically consider granting custody or
visitation to grandparents if any of the following apply:
- The parent is deemed an unfit parent because of alcohol or drug abuse.
- The parent is deemed unfit because of physical abuse to the child.
- The parent is unable to care for the child due to incarceration, physical
illness or mental illness.
- The child’s physical health or welfare is in jeopardy or it can be
proven that the parents are not caring for the child. In these types of
emergency situations, you do not have to show that the child has been
living with you for six months. But you need to show that you have a strong
relationship with the child and that it is in the best interests of the
child to be with you.
Enlist a San Diego Grandparents’ Rights Attorney
There are many different reasons why a grandparent would want to take legal
action. Oftentimes, grandparents may seek
custody of grandchildren who are living in unsafe environments, or if they feel
like the parent who has custody is in some way unfit. Sometimes a parent
is unable to provide the level of care that a child deserves, and in these
situations it might become necessary for the grandparents to step in and
try to get legal custody of the children.
No matter what your specific issues is, a family law attorney from our
firm will be happy to assist you.
Call our team to discuss your options to protect your relationship with your grandchildren.