Grandparents Rights Attorneys - Montgomery, Ohio
When an adult child is going through a divorce, it is a trying time for extended family members as well. For grandparents, it can be a particularly trying time as determinations about child custody and visitation are made.
Questions arise that need answers: Will I be able to continue to see my grandchildren? Can I provide financial support and ensure that funds are used according to my wishes? Can I obtain custody of my grandchildren if my son/daughter and his/her former spouse have substance abuse issues?
At King, Koligian & Associates, LLC, we work to answer your questions accurately and provide solutions so that you can remain an important part of your grandchildren’s lives. Contact us today for more information.
Rights to Access:
- An unfortunate fallout of divorce is the limited access extended family now has to children. This is perhaps most deeply felt between grandparents and grandchildren.
- Our attorneys work with grandparents wishing to maintain this important familial bond. Whether or not you are estranged from your adult child or their former spouse, you may have rights to visitation with your grandchildren.
- We are happy to discuss your options with you in our Montgomery office. Our family law attorneys understand the statutes outlining grandparents’ rights in the state of Ohio and will take the time to explain them to you. In fact, we have successfully defended the change or circumstances test as applied to grandparents before the Ohio Supreme Court.
- Grandparents wishing to provide financially for their grandchildren may set up trusts so that assets provided are used in a manner consistent with grandparents’ wishes.
Custody and Powers of Attorney:
- Sometimes, your adult child’s lifestyle or medical condition may preclude him or her from providing adequate care for his or her children. We have successfully worked with grandparents wishing to serve in a parental role to their grandchildren, even helping some eventually adopt their grandchildren.
- Make sure that you do not run into any issues regarding your grandchild’s education or medical care by seeking custodial responsibility through proper channels. With the help of King, Koligian & Associates, LLC, you may be able to obtain a power of attorney in order to help your grandchild move to the school district in which you live, make decisions about their education, religion and medical care – another benefit of a power of attorney is that you will be able to get your grandchildren covered under you medical insurance.
- If the parents do not agree to have the grandparents become custodial guardians, a complaint for legal custody can be filed. Speak with our attorneys to see if your situation warrants this action.
We invite you to contact King, Koligian & Associates, LLC, your family law firm in Montgomery, Ohio, to discuss your legal rights as a grandparent with professionals who care. To make an appointment, call us today at 513.252.2046 or contact us online.