Child Custody for Grandparents

The child custody lawyers at Foxtrot Family Law stand up for grandparents and caring relatives so they can be effective in obtaining grandparents' rights in cases involving child custody for grandparents and other relatives. 
 

Child Custody for Grandparents and Other Relatives

Child custody refers to the primary duties and responsibilities for minor children and generally refers to the legal process for determining how such obligations will be allocated or shared between competing interests.

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What are Grandparent Rights?

Child custody and visitation are not limited to biological parents. The law recognizes that what is in the best interest of the child may mean looking beyond the parents. Grandparent Rights are not limited to grandparents. They may apply to any relative and even step-parents and step-grandparents. The law dealing with Grandparent Rights is different from that which applies to biological parents. Our child custody lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with Grandparents' Rights.

What are the legal steps to attaining Grandparent Rights?

As with any child custody case or visitation case, having experienced child custody lawyers representing your interest is key to increasing your chances of obtaining Grandparent Rights. There are formal legal steps that must be taken if your rights as a grandparent (or other relatives) are to be taken seriously. Our knowledgeable child custody lawyers regularly represent such relatives in Marshall County, Jackson County, Madison County, Morgan County, Limestone County, and Cullman County.

What are the reasons grandparents may file for custody of a grandchild?

The facts of every case are unique. There are many different reasons Grandparent Rights may be asserted for custody of a grandchild. The courts look at the facts to determine what is in the best interest of a child. It is more challenging for a grandparent to obtain custody rather than a biological parent, but there are many occasions where it happens. As a concerned grandparent, you want a child custody lawyer who will be honest about your chances and then fight as vigorously for that child as you would. Our child custody lawyers are here for you.

Do grandparents have visitation rights?

In some circumstances, grandparents’ rights may include visitation rights. The law applying to grandparents’ visitation rights differs from for biological parents. Our child custody and visitation lawyers can give you an honest assessment of your chances of obtaining visitation.

What about temporary custody to grandparents?

In some circumstances, grandparents’ rights may also include temporary custody.  Our child custody and visitation lawyers can give you an honest assessment of your chances of obtaining temporary custody.

How do I get guardianship of my grandchild?

Obtaining guardianship or custody of a grandchild depends on the facts and circumstances of each individual case. Our experienced child custody lawyers can give you an honest assessment of the chances of your success.

Child Custody for Other Relatives

Grandparent Rights are not limited to grandparents. Other relatives, such as aunts, uncles, cousins, step-parents, step-grandparents, etc., also have the opportunity to seek custody of children when the facts and circumstances show that it is in the children’s best interest.

 

Our knowledgeable and experienced child custody lawyers regularly represent such other relatives in Guntersville, Huntsville, Arab, Scottsboro, Decatur, Athens, and Cullman.

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