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Understanding How and When to Invoke Grandparents' Rights

Divorce not only affects the couple ending their marriage but also impacts other family members, especially when children are involved. In these matters, the parents of the divorcing couple may question how this life-changing event could affect them. Dissolution of a marriage could lead to disputes regarding visitation of grandchildren. Our law firm understands that divorce often includes more than just the splitting couple, and often grandparents seek to invoke their rights. Whether it is seeking visitation rights, custody rights or even filing for adoption, grandparents should understand what options they have and what route they can take.

While parents are going through the divorce process, extended family often experiences limited access to the children of the couple. This could lead to a more troublesome and emotional experience because grandparents and their grandchildren often lose touch or have a fallout during this time. Maintaining their relationship is important to both parties, and grandparents should realize they have options regarding this situation.

The level of interaction a grandparent had in the past with their adult child does not determine their ability to visit with their grandchildren. Our attorneys understand how complex and emotional the situation could become when a grandparent requests visitation rights. Outlining their rights could help them through the process.

In cases where a parent is found unfit to raise their child, a grandparent could step in to support the child and even gain lawful custody of their grandchildren. This major step not only affects the child and their parents but could become a major change in the life of the grandparents while they adjust to raising young children again.

Although some might be fearful to invoke their rights in order to avoid disputes or hardships for all those involved, it might be in the best interest of the child to invoke these rights. Our law firm's grandparents' rights overview could provide individuals with insight. Moreover, it could help protect and preserve their rights as well as the rights and interests of the children involved.

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