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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 35 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.

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    “Jeffrey handled my Family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex’s got a big child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to Jeffrey handled my family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex-wife. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex-wife had a huge child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to court for that!! Then, she started coming after us for this big child support money every month. She wouldn’t even let her kids come over to visit with us and my kids, but just wanted the money and my husband wasn’t working. My co-worker went to Jeff for her divorce and she told me to call and talk to him. I am so thankful that I called him. I talked to him and he explained everything to me. I needed that because I didn’t know what to do. My husband and I met with him in his office. Jeff and the secretary were both so nice and very professional. I completely trust them! Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount my husband pays to his ex-wife cut down by more than half!! And on top of that got the judge to make my husband’s ex let the kids come and visit with my husband, who is still hurt, and my kids. Everything worked out so much better than I thought it could. I didn’t know we had a choice and that we could go to the judge to lower the support AND let us see the kids. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who need help with family law. Very Helpful.”

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    “I knew Jeffrey personally as a proud family man and a pillar of the community with an stellar reputation as a family/divorce attorney. When my daughter was going through her divorce and had several bad experiences with two attorneys, in the Westlake Village area, I recommended Jeffery to her. After meeting with us to discuss the situation and issues, Jeffery and his staff went to work, we went to court, Jeffery not only got the results my daughter had hoped for, but also managed to have the opposing party cover his fees, he is beyond knowledgeable, professional and fair, he's brilliant at what he does and worth every penny. I have since recommended Jeffrey to all my friends and acquaintances who need legal help and will continue to do so. I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades and thanks for his help and exceptional negotiating skill in settling the case, thank you, again.”

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    “Jeff is very kind and always takes time to listen to my issues and questions. He is very professional. Jeff is always prepared for court and his experience is obvious when you see that all the judges know him and regard him with great esteem. Jeff understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types of issues which characterized my case. If you would like to be able to trust that your lawyer is going to resolve your issue to the best possible outcome while being professional and courteous, Jeff Graff is the attorney for you.”

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