It is common for grandparents to be involved in their grandchildren’s lives. Many grandparents provide child care, host sleepovers, attend their grandchildren’s events and school functions and communicate regularly with their grandchildren. In some situations, however, there is a need for grandparents to obtain court orders to ensure their continued role in their grandchildren’s lives.
Court Orders for Grandparent Rights
Depending on the circumstances, grandparents might seek orders for visitation, guardianship, custody or adoption. Each level of grandparent involvement requires different elements to be proven and requires certain circumstances to exist in order for the Court to grant the request. In addition, certain grandparent requests require a solid understanding of constitutional law. If you are a grandparent who is considering asking for formal grandparent rights, please give Mr. Jarrett a call at 303-863-8181