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An Essential Part Of The Family, But Do They Have Rights?

Do grandparents have rights in the eyes of the law? This is a common question heard at family law firms like ours. In fact, grandparents do often have very special roles in grandchildren's lives. Quite a few grandparents house and care for their grandchildren when parents are:

  • Hospitalized

  • Divorced

  • Encountering financial hardship

  • In jail

  • In the military

  • Battling addiction

  • Deceased

Grandparents who assume responsibility for grandchildren in such circumstances often ask family law attorneys for help and advice. They may need authority to enroll children in school, take them to the doctor or otherwise care for them properly.

Protecting The Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship

On the other hand, grandparents often experience heartache when they are unable to spend time with their grandchildren after a divorce or parental move-away. An in-depth discussion about your unique circumstances with a knowledgeable lawyer can help you discover ways to preserve family relationships despite divorce or other difficult situations. Our Fort Collins, Colorado, grandparents' rights lawyer can discuss workable solutions for your family such as:

  • Guardianship

  • Grandparent adoption

  • Grandparent visitation

No blanket statement on a website can address your family's unique circumstances or explore your legal options in the way that a personalized consultation with an attorney can.

Get Perspective On The Boundaries Of Grandparents' Rights

Depending on the circumstances, grandparents may have certain rights regarding their grandchildren. To discuss your situation in a free initial consultation, call us today. You can also reach us online to discuss visitation or custody rights, or any related legal matter.

Spanish interpretation services are available if requested in advance. Our office is not regularly staffed with bilingual associates, but arrangements can be made. (Servicios de interpretación español están disponibles si se solicita con antelación. En nuestra oficina no es regular que cuentan con personal bilingüe, pero los arreglos se pueden hacer.)