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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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Happy Clients

  • In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me.

    “In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me. Patient with my process, he was always prompt to return my calls, and gave me realistic advice. While other lawyers might be evasive in an effort to prolong the process (hence their fees), Mr. Graff was straightforward and eager to conclude the proceedings quickly in an effort to minimize my pain.”

    Melissa

  • He understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types!

    “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.”

    Paul

  • Mr. Graff, thank you so very much for all you have done for me and my family.

    “I am writing this to let you know how much I appreciate all your past services in completing my divorce and inter-spousal transfer deed! I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for your expertise, patience, and professionalism during a very difficult time in my life.Thanks to you taking good care of my case, I refinanced my home in March of this year, and finally have the new deed in my name! This blessing is because you agreed to take my case and you and your staff completed the transaction through the end ... thank you! Mr. Graff, thank you so very much for all you have done for me and my family I am very appreciative and wanted you to know.”

    Former Client

  • He was easy to work with!

    “Fees were reasonable and he helped me work through my divorce to ensure it was done in a timely manner. He was easy to work with!”

    Former Client

  • He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters.

    “I chose Mr. Graff to represent me in my divorce since he was also knowledgeable with bankruptcy law. He promptly returned phone calls, was quite helpful and consistent in advising me. He knew and understood my case and was very professional in representing me. Furthermore, I knew he was well respected in the courtroom and by other attorneys. He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters. I would absolutely hire him again and definitely recommend him to anyone in need of family law representation.”

    Kathy