Grandparent’s Rights Attorney in Murrieta
Compassionate Family Law Advocacy – (951) 506-6654
Many people often think of spouses as being the only parties affected during
divorce; they rarely consider the various ways in which a separation can affect
the relationship between grandparents and children. In cases where grandparents
occupy a position of considerable influence in a child’s life, the
change of family dynamics and living situations associated with divorce
can sometimes compromise this relationship, requiring grandparents to
take action to ensure their rights are protected.
If you are a grandparent who wishes to obtain
custody rights of your grandchildren, it is vital you contact a knowledgeable Murrieta
family lawyer from Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich right away. With
more than 50 years of collective experience, our advocates can help you
understand your legal options and guide you towards the most appropriate
course of action.
Reasons to trust our team of professionals include:
Connect with us online today to get started towards retaining the advocacy you need.
What Rights Do Grandparents Have in California?
Unfortunately, in the state of California, grandparents have very limited
rights to custody and visitation. Generally speaking, grandparents will
only be given consideration for visitation if the parents agree to grant
them these rights, the parents are deceased, or if the courts determine
that the parents are unfit to care for the child.
What if a Child's Parents Opposes Grandparent Visitation?
If a child’s parents should oppose grandparent visitation, the courts
will often side with them unless the petitioning grandparent is able to
demonstrate that (1) the visitation would be in the child’s best
interests, and (2) their involvement would not interfere with the parents’
ability to make decisions on the child’s behalf.
Factors the courts will consider include:
- The child’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs
- The grandparents’ ability to meet the child’s needs
- The wishes of the child, if age 14 or older
- The nature and frequency of contact between the child and grandparents
- Evidence of abuse or neglect among the parents
Regardless of the specifics, grandparent’s rights cases require a
considerable amount of legal evidence and preparation in order to be won.
Our team of knowledgeable attorneys can review the circumstances of your
case and craft a custom-tailored legal strategy on your behalf in pursuit
of the results you need.
Let Us Handle the Legal Heavy Lifting
At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, our Murrieta family law attorneys
understand and appreciate the value of a loving relationship between a
child and his or her grandparents. With years of legal experience practicing
family law in California, we can provide the trusted guidance you need to maximize
your chances of maintaining an active presence in your grandchild’s
life. Whether you are seeking visitation or custody following a divorce,
separation, or death of your grandchild’s parents, we are ready
to stand by your side and assert your rights.
Fill out an online form today to schedule your confidential case review.