Encino Grandparents’ Rights Lawyers
Compassionate Legal Advocacy for Clients in All of Los Angeles & the San Fernando Valley
At Aharonov & Revy Family Law, we believe that a grandparent’s involvement in the life of their grandchild is extremely important for the child’s well-being. If you are seeking visitation with your grandchild, reach out to our Encino grandparents’ rights attorneys. We can help you understand your legal options and advise you on how you should proceed with your case.
For competent legal counsel from compassionate family law attorneys, call (818) 960-1330 today.
The Legal Rights of Grandparents in Encino
To obtain visitation rights as a grandparent in California, an individual must file a petition requesting grandparent visitation rights with the family law court. If there is already an existing case open that involves a grandchild, such as a divorce or paternity case, a grandparent is permitted to join that case to request visitation rights.
Although grandparents have the right to petition the court for reasonable visitation with their grandchildren, they may only do so under certain circumstances.
A grandparent may petition for visitation when:
- The grandchild’s parents die
- The parents are not married to each other
- The parents live in separate houses
- There is an open child custody case
Further stipulations state that there must be a pre-existing relationship between the grandparent and grandchild that has formed a bond. This proves that the visitation would be in the best interest of the child and thereby legitimizes the grandparent’s request. During the decision process, the court will balance the child’s best interest with the rights of the parents to make decisions about their child.
Let Us Be Your Trusted Advocates
When your rights are at stake as a grandparent, you will want a skilled family law attorney on your side. Aharonov & Revy Family Law is here to ensure that your rights are protected and to do everything legally possible to allow you to spend time with your grandchild.
Our experienced Encino grandparents’ rights lawyers serve clients throughout all of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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