Grandparents’ Rights Attorney in Glendora, California
Fighting for You & Your Loved Ones in Diamond Bar & Surrounding Areas
As a grandparent, you may be wondering what visitation rights you have with your grandchildren. The custody and visitation rights of grandparents are a continually evolving area of the law that has no definite answers. However, California has recognized some grandparents’ rights, particularly if the grandparent had a relationship with the child prior to a divorce or some other event giving rise to the issue. If you are a grandparent seeking visitation, guardianship or even adoption, obtain legal assistance from a Certified Family Law & Divorce Specialist at the Morris Law Firm.
With 25+ years of experience, our Glendora grandparents’ rights attorney can capably guide you throughout your situation. As a father and a grandfather himself, he understands the value and importance that you place on the safety and wellbeing of your family. Let our firm handle your case and work towards a solution that meets your needs and the needs of your grandchild.
Call (626) 587-2677 to learn more about your legal options & how we can help defend your rights as a grandparent!
Do Grandparents Have Rights in CA?
Many children greatly benefit from a relationship with their grandparent. Per California Family Code section 3100, reasonable visitation rights may be granted to the grandparent of a minor child. This is especially true is one of the child's biological children is deceased. The courts will look into a number of factors to determine whether or not this decision may be in the child's best interests.
Grandparent Rights & Child's Best Interest in CA
In California, the courts will make a decision primarily based upon the relationship the grandparents have had with the grandchild.
Some of the factors considered include the following:
- Have the grandparents provided support?
- Have they tried to maintain a relationship with the grandchild?
- Has the child been spending a considerable amount of time with the grandparents?
The one standard that is the most important in the case is the best interests of the child. The court will always fall back on this standard in every case. Sometimes, the situation may be dire, such as if drugs, alcohol or abuse are involved. If the child is endangered or in an unstable environment, grandparents can seek guardianship over the child.
What is Grandparent Adoption in California?
If the parent of the child is deceased or the parent of the child has been deemed unfit, adoption is a possibility. Generally, in grandparent adoptions, the process and homes studies move quickly.
Contact Us for a Consultation Today!
To discuss your grandparents’ rights case with an experienced Glendora grandchild visitation lawyer, please schedule a confidential consultation by calling us at (626) 587-2677. The Morris Law Firm is proud to have the experience and resources to pursue a favorable outcome on your behalf.