While parents play a significant role in a child’s life, other family members are likely just as influential on a child. Thus, when parents divorce, grandparents and other extended family members are likely to be impacted as well. More importantly, the child’s relationship with these individuals could be strained if a divorce results in a move far away from them.
As such, child custody matters could evolve into more than establishing a custody plan between parents. It could establish terms that enforce grandparents’ rights.
Grandparent rights post-divorce
At the Lampe Law Office, LLC, our attorney understands that a child custody matter can be just as hard on the grandparents as it is on the parents. Thus, our law firm specializes in a wide range of custody issues, including grandparent rights.
For many grandparents, the divorce and separation process can be emotional and feel unfair. The relationship with their grandchildren has been negatively impacted, as they are no longer able to spend quality time with them like they did pre-divorce.
Asserting your rights
The best interests of the child are a focal point when establishing a custody plan. While this encompasses the time spent with each parent, it can also include time spent with grandparents. By exercising grandparent rights, the relationship between a grandchild and grandparent can be maintained and protected.
Exercising your grandparent rights might feel complex and overwhelming. Our law firm understands that many are not very familiar with these rights, which is why we take the time to fully explain the situation, the rights afforded and options available. Our goal is to ensure that your rights are protected and the best interests of the child are served.