When a Wheat Ridge, Arvada, or Mountain View couple with children decides to get a divorce, child custody can be a major concern. But, it’s not just the parents who have rights to see the kids; grandparents also have visitation and custody rights. If you are a grandmother or grandfather worried about getting to spend time with your grandchildren, call us today. We will fight vigorously to make sure you grandchild can still be in your life.
Grandparent Involvement is in the Child’s Best Interest
Whenever custody is being discussed in Jefferson County Court, the driving factor behind any decision is what is in the child or children’s best interest. Grandparents are an important part of a child’s life, so it can definitely be argued that it is in the best interest of the child to allow grandparents visitation rights. The biggest issue usually stems from who gets the custody in the divorce settlement. If mom gets custody, then dad’s parents are generally the ones who have to fight for their visitation rights, and vice versa. It’s easy to understand not wanting to share your children when you only have limited time with them, but it can be very damaging to them to lose the relationships they had with their extended family.
I’m a Grandparent and My Child is Getting a Divorce: How Can I Make Sure I Still See My Grandkids?
If you have concerns that your son or daughter’s divorce may affect your ability to see your grandchildren, there are legal avenues you can take to ensure you get visitation. Unfortunately, nothing in the legal system is a guarantee, so it’s best to have an experienced family law attorney who can address the court on your behalf and argue how important it is that you spend time with your grandchildren. Each case is different and an attorney will be able to guide you through the process, offering you advice on the best path to get you your desired outcome. Again, it’s all about the best interest of the child, so any arguments will need to come back to that and how not preserving these ties would be damaging to the children.
If you or someone you love is worried about losing contact with grandchildren due to a divorce or custody issue, contact the best family law attorneys from the Pearman Law Firm for a free initial phone consultation at 720-259-9528 or today.
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