The courts do not want to interfere with the parental right to make decisions for their children. Consequently, this places significant limits on the scope of cases where courts will order grandparent visitation.
At the Law Offices of Grigaite & Abdelsayed, LLC, we are committed to representing grandparents seeking the right to visit their grandchildren. In most cases, grandparent visitation rights are granted, where one parent has died, is incarcerated, or is otherwise unavailable, and the available parent will not allow the child to see his or her grandparents. The courts will consider a number of factors when considering grandparent visitation orders, including:
- The relationship between the grandparent and the child
- The relationship between the child's parents and the grandparents
- How much contact the child has had with the grandparents
- The effect grandparent visitation will have on the relationship between the child and his or her parent
- The good faith of the applicant in filing the application
- Any other factor relevant to the best interests of the child
Our objective in all grandparents' rights cases is to protect the rights of the grandparents and ensure the interests of the children are protected.