Grandparents can be a very important figure in a child’s life and play a major role in providing them with care. However, when a child’s parents get divorced, there may be situations in which the parents of the non-custodial parent are denied visitation rights after the custody agreement is made. The grandparents can go to court and make a request for visitation rights with their grandchild. In many situations, the child themselves may request to see their grandparents because it is something that they had always grown up doing. They may not understand why they don’t see one of their parents or grandparents as much anymore because custody and divorce are difficult concepts for a young child to grasp.
If a grandparent wants to apply for visitation rights with their grandchild, they will have to prove to the court that it is in the child’s best interest. The court will have to look at the relationship between the grandparent, the child, and the child’s parents. They will also want to look at whether or not the grandparent has any history of abuse towards the child. If the parents are not fulfilling their parental responsibilities, there may even be the chance that legal custody may be given to a grandparent. The court will always want to do what is in the best interest of the child.
If you are a grandparent who wishes to obtain visitation rights with your grandchild or grandchildren, please contact The Law Offices of Judith Goldberg. It is important to have experienced legal representation during this time and our firm is here to help you fight for the rights you have to see your family.
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