Marietta Grandparents' Rights Attorney
Do grandparents have a legal right to visitation in Georgia?
divorces are careful in outlining relationships between parents and children, there
is less concern for the grandparents' relationship with the children.
It is not uncommon for a grandparent to feel neglected or cut out of a
child's life. If a parent is preventing a grandparent from having
contact with the child, legal action may be taken in court to rectify
According to Georgia state laws, grandparents who are shown to act in the
best interests of the child may be involved in raising children after
the parents have dissolved their marriage or separated. While this can
create opportunities for grandparents to be involved in their grandchildren's
lives, it does not guarantee that they will have these rights. When it
comes to pursuing an effective course of legal action, our Marietta divorce
lawyers may be able to help you.
Fight to be Involved in Your Grandchild's Life
At Henrickson & Sereebutra, we understand how difficult that family
law issues can be for you and your loved ones. Our Marietta divorce attorneys have
more than a decade of experience in divorce and family law. When it comes to the best interests of the
children in your family, trust a firm whose caring, personalized approach
can address the unique circumstances of your situation. Our legal team
is prepared to help you protect your rights and your best interests, whether
inside or outside of court.
We are here to help.
Contact our firm today
and discuss your situation with us!
The Factors Affecting Visitation & Custody Rights
For one reason or another, a parent may not be open to a grandparent having
a relationship with their child. However, grandparents may always petition
a court to award shared rights and responsibilities of raising a child.
Similarly, grandparents may petition a court to protect their rights and
responsibilities if a parent is violating an agreement or attempting to
block the relationship.
Grandparents may seek shared rights for the following:
Courts look at the existing relationship that the grandparents have with
a child before making any major decisions about custody or visitation.
They will also consider the child's best interests as the highest
priority. While every family situation is unique, there are many elements
that the law takes into account when determining the child's best
interest and awarding rights to grandparents.
The court may make a decision based on answers to the following:
- Will the child's physical and emotional needs be met?
- Is the parent or grandparent capable of meeting the child's needs?
- Is something keeping them from accomplishing their roles as guardian?
- What are the desires and wishes of the child, parents, and grandparents?
- How solid is the relationship foundation between the grandparents and grandchild?
- How long has the grandparent actively been a part of the child's life?
- Is there any evidence of alcohol or other substance abuse with the parents/grandparents?
- Is there any evidence of physical or emotional abuse with the parents/grandparents?
- Do the grandparents live far away from the child's school, church, etc.?
- How debilitative would it be to move the child to a new community?
Get Involved in Your Grandchild's Life—Call 888-896-1973
From filling out the proper forms and participating in court hearings,
your success may depend on how well-prepared you are to demonstrate the
reasons you should be involved in the child's life. At Henrickson
& Sereebutra, our divorce lawyers in Marietta understand how important
it is for families to maintain safe and healthy environments for children.
Trust a firm that has the knowledge and skill to help you present effective
evidence and testimony in your case.
Schedule a free case consultation and secure our exceptional legal guidance!