Mesa Grandparents' Rights Attorney

Protecting the Rights of Our Clients

When children are involved in a divorce case, parental rights and obligations need to be established. This usually involves shared or sole legal decision-making authority, as well as establishing visitation rights. This process, however, doesn’t take into account other family members, such as grandparents. Many grandparents can be very involved in the lives of their grandchildren and this relationship can be hindered in a divorce by being denied access to their grandchildren and unable to see them on a regular basis.

That is why courts have made a point to provide rights to grandparents assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine if those rights should be awarded. Under Arizona law, grandparents and great-grandparents may be able to gain visitation rights and even legal decision making authority, in some cases. To learn more about your legal options, contact a Mesa divorce lawyer. Buescher Law Group can be reached at (480) 256-9386.

Details that the court may consider when awarding rights include:

  • The past relationship between the child and their grandparents
  • The amount of time that is being requested
  • What the motive is for the grandparents seeking rights
  • The motive of the individual denying the rights
  • The stability of the grandparents
  • What is in the best interest of the child

Visitation vs. Legal Decision-Making Authority

Whether you are seeking the right to spend time with your grandchild or seek full legal decision-making authority to protect them from abuse or neglect, the law will typically favor the biological parents, meaning that the road ahead can be complicated. It is important to build a strong case to prove the validity of the request, including gathering supporting documents and proving the strength of the bond between you and your grandchild. If you are seeking rights, our Mesa divorce attorney is available to answer your questions and concerns. Your rights are important and we want to ensure your claim to visitation or legal decision-making authority is heard in and out of the courtroom.

Call (480) 256-9386 to get started.

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