One of the increasingly prevalent issues in family law is grandparents’ visitation. Contrary to common belief, grandparents often do have rights pertaining to their grandchildren. In certain instances, the grandparents may have the ability to seek orders regarding visitation with their grandchildren from the Family Law Court.
Typically, such cases arise in the following circumstances:
(1) A grandparent’s adult child has passed away and the other parent who has the grandchildren in his/her custody refuses to allow visits;
(2) After or during a divorce, one parent refuses to let the children visit with their grandparents;
(3) One parent is absent for military service and the other parent is refusing to allow the grandparents to see the children;
The Law Offices of Matthew Smurda will aggressively represent grandparents who are seeking visitation rights with their grandchildren.