Grandparents have a very special relationship with their grandchildren, but the dynamics of that relationship can change drastically when circumstances change. The end of the parents’ marriage and other unique factors can bring about unexpected challenges, specially when one parent objects to continued contact with other family members. Grandparents often wonder if they have any legal claim to visitation rights in Arizona.
Our family law firm has extensive experience in this complicated area of family law. In loco parentis is a term for visitation rights that are granted to a person who is not a parent, yet has established a strong relationship with the child. There are several circumstances in which this may be a possibility.
If a child is removed from a home due to suspected parental abuse and placed with the state, grandparents may be granted visitation rights in order to protect the best interests of the children. In some cases, grandparents may seek visitation with their grandchildren if their adult child is refusing to allow them to see their grandchildren. There are a myriad of factors that could necessitate legal action in order to resolve a family law dispute involving grandparents, but we can help.
Establishing child visitation rights can be an arduous and complicated process, but you do not have to face it alone. We know how difficult it can be to have your grandchildren removed from your life, and we can inform you of your rights and legal options according to the details of your individual situation. Learn more by seeking a case evaluation with a member of our experienced Arizona family law team.