Custody Issues in Grandparents’ Rights Cases
Following a divorce, it can be difficult for a child to find a sense of home as both parents try to start new chapters in their lives and at least one of them relocate to a new home. The high tensions of a contested divorce may have even created a hostile environment that is no longer suited for raising a child. It is within these uncommon scenarios that a grandparent may seek custody or visitation rights, despite a parent’s clear objection.
In order to gain these rights, the following requirements must be met:
- Parents of the child have been divorced for 3+ months
- One or both parents are deceased or legally missing for 3+ months
- Child was born out of wedlock
- Grandparent custody or visitation is in child’s best interest
As with any other court decision regarding a child’s best interests, discretion of the presiding judge or court official determines the final outcome of the case. To this end, it is important to carefully prepare your argument with the assistance of our Mesa grandparents’ rights attorneys.
Visitation Schedules for Grandparents
Wanting your grandchild to live with you regularly so that you may be their primary guardian might not be your objective. You may simply want to visit your grandchild often to ensure they are safe, sound, and happy. If you are granted grandparents’ visitation rights, you will most likely be given a schedule that mirrors the visitation or custody schedule of your child.
For example: If your son divorces his wife and he is allowed to visit his children on weekends from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, you could expect to be given an identical visitation schedule by the court.
Start with a Free Consultation, Finish with a Solution
At Liszewski Law Group, PLLC, our Mesa family law attorneys are dedicated to the happiness and comfort of our clients. Disputes with loved ones can get heated but we do our best to find the path that suits everyone while still respecting your own rights and objectives. If you want to use an out-of-court agreement in your grandparents’ right case, we can help you figure out what to do. If litigation is the only answer, we are still the team you can lean on.
Contact us online to learn more about our team and your options.