Grandparents’ Rights in Chandler, Arizona

Chandler Grandparents’ Rights Lawyers

Do I have the right to visit my grandchildren?

Grandparents' Rights Lawyer in Chandler

Having the assistance of a Chandler Family Law attorney ensure that you are asserting all of the legal rights available to you as a grandparent.

Grandparents’ rights is becoming more of a hot topic than ever in Chandler and throughout Arizona.  Grandparents do have rights when it comes to their grandchildren.  It is very common for grandparents to want or need contact with their grandchildren.  A Chandler family attorney can help you assert your rights.

There is no guarantee that you will be granted visitation.  However, Arizona courts do recognize that it is beneficial to the grandchildren to have grandparents taking an active role in their upbringing.  In fact, many times there is no other viable parental figure in the children’s lives.

Right to have access:  Two Scenarios

There are generally two scenarios where a grandparent would try to assert the right to have access to their grandkids:

  • To get custody of the children when the actual parent or parents are unable or unfit to care for the children because of incarceration, addiction or death.
  • To visit their grandchildren if they are denied access by one or both of the child’s legal guardians

There are many cases of grandparents seeking judicial relief in order to have visitation rights or custody granted them. However, this can be a very tricky area of the law.  The Courts generally err on the side of the actual parent(s).  Having the assistance of a qualified attorney from the Phoenix or Scottsdale area can make the process easier.  It can also ensure that you are asserting all of the legal rights available to you.

In Chandler, Maricopa County, and throughout Arizona, it is becoming more common that parents may be incapable of properly caring for their child, due to a drug addiction, mental illness, or a myriad of other reasons. When a situation like this arises, it is possible for grandparents to obtain visitation rights, Chandler child custody, and even child support for an improperly cared for grandchild.

Our Arizona Family Law Lawyers in Chandler, AZ assist the grandparent in proving that they have been the psychological parent to the child and work to achieve court orders for custody.  We can assist you with your Grandparent’ Rights situations in Chandler, AZ.