Grandparents' Rights Attorneys in Sacramento
Serving Families in Sacramento & Placer Counties since 2008
Are you a grandparent seeking to gain custody of your grandchild or visitation rights to maintain a relationship with your grandchild? At Bez Law Firm, P.C., we recognize that you want to remain in your grandchild’s life. We also recognize that in certain situations, granting a grandparent visitation or custody can be in a child’s best interests. Our attorneys are here to help you navigate your complex family law case while handling all the legal legwork on your behalf.
For more information about your rights as a grandparent or to discuss your case with our team, call Bez Law Firm, P.C. today at (916) 512-8944.
Grandparent Visitation Rights
Grandparents' visitation rights are discussed in Section 3103 of the California Family Code. In California, parents have the right to deny a grandparent visitation with their child. Parents – as long as they are fit – do not have to permit any sort of visitation schedule between their child and a grandparent. Grandparents, however, may petition the court in pursuit of visitation rights, which a court can grant if it believes the arrangement is in the child’s best interests. Keep in mind that being granted visitation rights does not grant a grandparent the right to make any parenting decisions.
Parents’ discretion is given special weight in grandparent visitation cases, so it can be difficult for a grandparent to successfully gain visitation rights if the child’s parent(s) do not feel it is in the child’s best interests. Because these cases are complex and challenging, you should enlist the support of a competent and trusted Sacramento grandparents’ rights attorney.
Seeking Custody as a Grandparent
Under certain circumstances – wherein a child’s biological parent is unfit or the child is found to be living in an unsafe environment – a grandparent may be granted custody rights. A grandparent may be granted legal custody, allowing them to make decisions about the child’s upbringing, or physical custody, which allows the child to live with them. To seek custody as a grandparent, you must join a live existing custody dispute. Bez Law Firm, P.C. can represent you in your efforts.
Contact Bez Law Firm, P.C. Today
If you have questions about your case or your rights, we urge you to contact our grandparents' rights attorneys in Sacramento. The sooner you speak with our firm, the better. We look forward to representing you and helping you find a positive solution to the matter at hand.
Call us at (916) 512-8944 to get started on your case today.