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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