Grandparents are typically able to make arrangements to spend time with their grandchildren, even when the grandchildren’s parents are separated or divorced. However, grandparents may not be able to make reasonable arrangements to visit with their grandchildren in situations where either or both of a child’s parents have died, or in certain other unfortunate circumstances. In such cases, grandparents may be entitled to seek the assistance of the courts to secure visitation rights with a grandchild, as fairness requires, if it is in the best interests of the child. Under extraordinary circumstances, a grandparent may also seek custody of a grandchild.
Our family law attorneys have the experience to guide you through the process of securing visitation legal rights with respect to your grandchild.