Pasadena Grandparents' Rights Lawyer
Are you seeking grandparent visitation rights?
Grandparents can have a significant impact on a child's life. They are often role models that can contribute in many ways to the child's upbringing. State law supports grandparent visitation following a divorce if it is in the best interests of the child. Grandparents also have visitation rights if one parent dies, and if the parents are unmarried.
In recent years, there has been considerable controversy regarding grandparent visitation. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2000 escalated the debate by overturning a visitation order that was objected to by the mother. According to the Supreme Court, the order violated the parent's constitutional rights to make child-rearing decisions. In this state, in a recent court case involving a parent that did not want grandparent visitation, the grandparents' rights were upheld.
Need an attorney for your family law case in Pasadena? If you are seeking grandparent visitation rights, a Pasadena family law attorney can explain visitation laws and provide assistance in filing a visitation petition.
Grandparents' Rights Attorney in Pasadena
When reviewing a petition for grandparent visitation, there are several points that the court will usually consider before approving or disapproving the request, including:
- The physical and mental health of the grandparents
- The quality of the relationship between the child and grandparents prior to the divorce
- How long the child had a relationship with the grandparents before the divorce
- If the visitation is in the best interests of the child
The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard is uniquely qualified to provide skilled legal representation in grandparent visitation cases. Attorneys Carolyn A. Makupson and daughter Kristen M. Howard are a mother-daughter legal team with considerable experience in divorce cases involving visitation issues. We know the impact a divorce can have on all members of a family, and will ensure you fully understand the legal processes involved in petitioning for visitation.
Contact a Pasadena Grandparents' Rights Lawyer from our firm for valuable advice on grandparents' visitation rights.
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