In Arizona, Grandparents have rights to be involved in the lives of their grandchildren and to seek safe protection of their grandchildren when necessary. In cases of grandparent-child relationship breakdown, where grandchildren are at risk, grandparents may seek legal help to retain involvement with their grandchildren and to protect their them from harm. In Arizona, it is also very common for Grandparents to legally ask for visitation rights for their grand kids. One of the most common situations is where one parent dies and his or her parents (Grandparents) would choose to seek legal visitation rights for their grand kids from the living parent.
Examples of Grandparent Rights Cases
Typical examples where family legal advice is sought in Phoenix includes:
- refusal of parents to allow grandparents access or involvement in their grandchildren’s lives
- parental abuse of a grandchild or grandchildren
- permanent custody, guardianship or adoption of a grandchild or grandchildren
Our custody lawyers have proven experience in family law cases, protecting the rights of grandparents. If you are a grandparent in need of further information or advice, get in touch with us for a free consultation. We listen in confidence and provide grandparents with legal options to retain their rights.
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Establishing Grandparents Rights in Arizona
Grandparents are increasingly becoming aware of their rights and nowadays it is more common for grandparents to exercise rights, such as:
- filing court petitions to request continued access and visitation of a grandchild or grandchildren
- filing child custody petitions for care of grandchildren
- filing adoption petitions for care of grandchildren
At the Cantor Law Group our family law attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience . We have proven experience in litigation to protect grandparents’ rights, and are committed to obtaining a successful outcome in such cases.
How to Get Grandparents Rights in Arizona
Frequently, grandparents contact us for advice on their rights to visitation of their grandchildren. There is a legal process to follow in requesting visitation through the court system. Criteria considered by the court include:
- minimum three month parental divorce
- minimum three month parental absence
- if a child is born out of wedlock
- the historical bond between grandparent and grandchild
Court requests for custody of grandchildren are more complex as evidence of parental unfitness is required. Our team of grandparents’ rights lawyers are highly versed in the intricacies of custody requests for grandchildren.
For further information about visitation, custody and/or adoption of grandchildren, contact a Phoenix Grandparents’ Rights Attorney at Cantor Law Group, we can be reached by phone 24 hours a day at (602) 254-8880. We are a Member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers® and Listed in the bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers®.