Family Lawyers Ready To Protect Your Rights as Grandparents
Divorce is not only stressful for separating couples; grandparents and children are also greatly affected by the change in family dynamics. As living situations change and custody arrangements shift, the rights of grandparents are oftentimes overlooked. At Gill Law Group, PC, our compassionate Orange County grandparent visitation lawyers understand how precious your grandchildren are to you and can fight to ensure your relationship with them survives the complications of divorce. Countless clients have trusted us with their visitation cases for the following reasons:
- “The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40” inclusion
- Unanimously praised by past clients
- Client-focused, individualized counsel
- Constant & responsive communication
Contact our office online today to review your legal options in further detail.
Grandparents’ Rights in California
Generally speaking, courts have determined that regular contact between a child and their grandparents can be greatly beneficial to a child’s wellbeing. In California, grandparents may seek reasonable visitation rights with their grandchild if there is a pre-existing relationship between the grandparent and grandchild that has been endangered, and that the relationship is in the child’s best interests. The grandparents’ visitation must also be in balance with the rights of the parents to make decisions about their child. Grandparents usually cannot request visitation rights if the child’s parents are married, except under the following circumstances:
- If the child’s parents live separately
- If the child’s parents’ whereabouts are unknown
- One of the child’s parents joins the grandparents’ petition for visitation
- The child does not live with either parent
- The grandchild has been adopted by a stepparent
Retain The Skilled Advocacy You Deserve
At Gill Law Group, PC, our Orange County visitation lawyers are intimately familiar with the intricacies of family law and can guide you step-by-step through the process of seeking visitation rights for you and your grandchild. Whether through mediation or courtroom litigation, we are prepared to provide the unshakable support you deserve and ensure your interests are protected during this difficult time. Nobody should have to face the struggles of a visitation dispute on their own. Let us use our knowledge and skills to help you protect your right to maintain an active presence in your grandchild’s life.