Grandparents who have concerns about the safety, health or general welfare of a grandchild, or grandparents who simply want more time with the grandchild, may be able to go to family court to assert their rights. Grandparents’ rights are an emotional and legally complex part of family law, so having an experienced attorney on your side is important.
At Prince Law Offices, P.C., we have helped resolve visitation and custody matters for Pennsylvania grandparents since 1990. Our Pennsylvania grandparents’ rights lawyers are passionate about family law issues, especially where children are involved. We know you are under stress if you feel your grandchildren are not being cared for properly or if you have not been able to visit them for an extended period. You can rely on us to listen to your concerns and give you honest, straightforward advice about what to do next.
To schedule an initial consultation with a dedicated, proven Pennsylvania grandparents’ rights attorney, please call 610-845-3803 or toll free 888-313-0416. You can also contact our law firm online.
When Can a Grandparent Request Parenting Time in Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, as in most other states, grandparents have no special rights to custody or visitation. An aunt, uncle or other adult who has a strong, care-giving relationship with the child can claim parenting time the same way a grandparent can. However, there are certain circumstances where grandparents have a realistic chance to obtain parenting time or possibly even full custody. These include:
If the parents are divorced or in the process of divorce and the grandparent wants to make sure he/she will be able to see the grandchildren after the divorce is finalized
If one of the child’s parents is deceased and the surviving parent is blocking the grandparent from seeing the grandchild
A parent is in prison or in the military
The grandparent believes he/she can better provide care for a special needs grandchild
Someone other than the parent has been granted custody
The grandparent has provided care for the grandchild and now wishes to be declared legal guardian or possibly adopt the grandchild
Our Pennsylvania family law attorneys at Prince Law Offices, P.C., believe that a strong relationship between grandparent and grandchild is vital. These relationships can go a long way to strengthening a family and giving the child a healthy upbringing. We are always ready to meet with grandparents to discuss the possibility of asserting their rights under Pennsylvania law.
Contact a Lawyer With Questions About Grandparent Visitation Rights
If you are a grandparent with questions about getting visitation rights or perhaps even custody of your grandchild, Prince Law Offices, P.C., welcomes your inquiry. Call 610-845-3803 or toll free 888-313-0416. You can also contact our law firm online.
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