Grandparents’ Rights Attorney in Westlake Village
Let Our Westlake Village Family Lawyer Protect Your Rights
As a grandparent, you love your grandchildren very much, you want the chance
to see them grow up and be a major part of their lives. However, if a
divorce occurs between your child and their spouse, it could mean there
is a chance that you will lose your relationship with your grandchildren.
My team at the
Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, can help grandparents obtain
visitation rights in order to see their grandchildren on a regular, consistent basis. With
more than 30 years of legal experience as a
Westlake Village family lawyer, I have a complete understanding of California laws and court proceedings
in order to obtain the results you desire.
Visitation Rights for Grandparents
Grandparents are considered as a third party, which makes their rights
limited compared to the parents of the grandchildren. Fortunately, California
does recognize that the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren
as something important. Under state law, a grandparent can ask the court
for reasonable visitation with a grandchild.
In order to give a grandparent reasonable visitation with a grandchild,
the court has to do the following:
- Determine that there was a pre-existing relationship between grandparent
and grandchild that has “engendered a bond”
- Balance the best interest of the child in having visitation with a grandparent
with the rights of the parents to make decisions about their child
Helping Grandparents Reestablish Relationships with Their Grandchildren
With the help of a Westlake divorce & family you can file a petition
in court and navigate through any legal complexities you may encounter.
I have successfully represented thousands of families and we are confident
in representing yours.
Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff and schedule your
free consultation today.