Are you a grandparent seeking to establish your legal rights in your grandchild's life? These cases can be complex, but our firm can help. At the Bez Law Firm, P.C., we believe in the importance of ensuring that our clients are legally protected. We view the role of grandparents as intrinsic to the family unit. You play an important role in your grandchild's life. When applicable, those rights may need to be protected in court. Our team is here to help.
For more information about our rights as a grandparent, or to discuss your case with an accomplished family lawyer in Sacramento, call the Bez Law Firm, P.C. today at (916) 512-8944.
Grandparents' rights are established in Section 3103 of the California Family Code. This law states that grandparents are only allowed to pursue visitation rights through a court-submitted file under certain, specific circumstances.
When these circumstances are in place, the grandparent may submit a request to the court, and the court may allow the grandparent reasonable visitation rights. These cases are complicated and you should ensure that a competent and trustworthy Sacramento family law attorney is handling it for you. A judge will only grant visitation rights if he/she deems that such action is in the child's best interest. However, if both parents are in agreement in denying visitation rights, this creates the presumption that grandparent visitation is not in the child's best interests.
According to Section 3104 of the California Family Code, a grandparent may be granted reasonable visitation if it is true that, before the divorce, annulment, or other motivating event, there was a pre-existing relationship between the grandparent and grandchild that resulted in a strong bond. At the Bez Law Firm, P.C., we understand the importance of your relationship with your grandchild, and we're here to advocate for you during this time.
In some cases, a third party (not necessarily related by blood) may have filled a parental role for a child over the years. If you have helped raise a child and played a significant role in their life over the years, you may be able to petition the court to join an existing custody case between the biological parents. This is known as a third party joinder for de facto parents.
Through this process, you could seek custody and/or visitation rights. It is important to understand that this is different than grandparent's visitation and not based on biology at all.
If you have questions about your grandparents' rights case, we urge you to contact us. The sooner you speak with our firm, the better. Building your case requires the experienced oversight of a knowledgeable family firm. We're here to help, so call the Bez Law Firm, P.C. today to arrange a consultation with a Sacramento grandparents' rights attorney from our team.
We are here to assist you through this time. Call us at (916) 512-8944.