Grandparents’ Rights

When families change because of divorce, illness, addiction or for any other reason, grandparents may want to seek legal visitation or even full custody of a child. In these cases, being aware of what grandparent rights entail and how to go about asserting them can be essential to ensuring that:

  • When you need help understanding and asserting your grandparents’ rights, you can turn to the Front Range and Colorado Springs custody attorney at Wheelock Law, P.C..

    When you need help understanding and asserting your grandparents’ rights, you can turn to the Colorado Springs custody attorney at Wheelock Law, P.C..

    The relationship between a grandparent and child is preserved.

  • The best interests of the child involved are protected.

At Wheelock Law, P.C., our Colorado Springs custody attorney is experienced at advocating grandparents’ rights and interests in any legal setting. Whether you are a grandparent seeking visitation, trying to obtain custody or needing help with other family law matters, you can count on our lawyer, as well as his experience, legal knowledge and dedication, to help you bring your case or issues to a successful resolution.

An Overview of Grandparents’ Rights

Here is a basic overview of some of the more important grandparents’ rights to be aware of:

  • The right to seek custody – When one or both parents of a child pass away, are incarcerated or are otherwise incapable of having custody over a child, a grandparent can pursue custody in court. In these cases, the court will evaluate what is in the best interest of a child (as with traditional custody cases), and it’s generally the case that the surviving parent(s) has to be proven to be unfit for the court to grant full custody of the child to a grandparent.
  • The right to seek visitation – In addition pursuing custody, grandparents also have to the right to seek visitation of grandchildren. With these cases, the court will again always make decisions based on what is perceived to be in the best interests of the child. Additionally, the courts may consider:
    • The impact that grandparent visitation may have on a child.
    • The existing relationship between the grandparent and the child
    • Whether any harm will be done to the child if visitation is not permitted.
  • The right to seek emergency protective orders – In the event a grandparent fears that his or her grandchild’s safety and wellbeing is in danger in his or her current environment, a grandparent has the absolute right to try to obtain an emergency protective order to keep the child safe.

It’s also important to note here that:

  • The above-listed grandparents’ rights are not the only rights that grandparents have when it comes to custody and visitation of children.
  • Grandparents’ rights may change over time, particularly if or when new state or federal laws regarding these rights are passed.
  • The most effective way to assert your grandparents’ rights is to retain the Colorado Springs custody attorney at Wheelock Law, P.C..

Colorado Springs Custody Attorney at Wheelock Law, P.C.

Are you a grandparent who needs help asserting your rights? If so, you can rely on the Colorado Springs custody attorney at Wheelock Law, P.C. to provide you with the best possible representation. Dedicated, skilled and trusted, our lawyer will fight for you and will always advocate your rights and interests.

When you entrust your important family law matters to Wheelock Law, P.C., you can be confident that you have a tough litigator on your side who will work diligently to help you obtain the best possible outcome to your case or situation.

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Let’s talk about your grandparents’ rights and your best options for asserting them. To get professional legal advice from our Colorado Springs custody attorney, call us at (719) 329-1700, or email us using the contact form on this page.

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