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Seek legal help to see or care for your grandchild

Last week, we talked about how serious child custody matters can be. One area we covered was the importance of following ordered schedules for visitation, but we concentrated on how those schedules impact the parents of the children in question. What if you are a grandparent and you want to be involved in your grandchildren's lives or feel you are needed to ensure they are cared for properly?

The bad news is that grandparent rights is an ever-evolving and complex topic. The good news is that there are legal options for asserting your rights, especially if you have some legal standing. If, for example, you have been a part of the child's life since they were born -- even helping to raise them -- then you might have a case for visitation should one of their parents attempt to suddenly cut you out of the picture.

Our firms works with grandparents to understand their situation and what legal standing they might have before recommending one or more courses of action. Emotionally, you might want to go after custody of some type, but that might not always be the best legal channel. Sometimes, you can arrange an informal custody agreement that lets you see your grandchildren and have some say in decisions such as medical care or schooling.

We know that grandparents who love their grandchildren want only the best for them. We also know that it can be very difficult if you are caught between your love for your grandchildren and your love for your own child, who might not be making the best decisions for their own children. We can help you navigate such situations with legal acuity.

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