Visitation And Guardianship
As a proud grandparent, you enjoy a strong bond with your precious grandchildren. Unfortunately, that bond could be compromised if your child and son or daughter-in-law divorce, or if other circumstances keep you and your grandchildren apart. Thankfully, legal remedy may be available, especially if your grandchildren’s parents are deemed unfit.
At The Elder Law Legal Group, P.C., we’re determined to provide the best possible life for your grandchildren. You can count on us for exceptional legal support as you strive for visitation or guardianship.
What Rights Do California Grandparents Enjoy?
California law mandates that grandparents can petition the court for reasonable visitation with their beloved grandchildren. However, a few requirements limit this ability. Grandparents who desire visitation must prove that they already enjoy a strong bond with their grandchildren, and that visitation would therefore be in the children’s best interest. Even if a bond is established, courts must balance grandchildren’s best interests with parents’ rights to make decisions for their children. Read more about Grandparent Visitation Rights in California.
Grandparent rights often come into play in cases involving younger parents — especially unwanted teen pregnancies. Sometimes, grandparent custody is the best solution. In California, this is typically referred to as guardianship. While some parents will happily grant custody to their child’s grandparents, other cases require extensive legal intervention. We can help you prove that your grandchildren’s parents are unfit to provide care on their own, and that grandparent guardianship will ultimately benefit all parties involved.
How The Elder Law Legal Group, P.C. Can Help
If you believe that visitation or guardianship is the best solution for your grandchildren, it’s imperative that you act quickly. At The Elder Law Legal Group, P.C., we’re happy to lend a helping hand. We can help you determine which approach is most likely to benefit both you and your grandchildren. Often, the best solution involves settling the matter out of court through mediation. If you opt for this approach, we can provide comprehensive counsel every step of the way.
If litigation proves necessary, you can count on us for strong legal support in court. We’ll help you prove that visitation or guardianship are in your grandchildren’s best interest. We strive to ensure a prompt, but satisfactory legal outcome, all in the interest of minimizing court costs and the stress of a lengthy courtroom ordeal.
Are you determined to provide the best life possible for your grandchildren? We can help. Contact us today to learn more about grandparent rights in California and your options as a loving and capable grandparent.