Grandparents’ Rights in St. Louis County, MO
Protecting Your Rights to Your Grandchildren
When spouses are going through a divorce or bitter custody battle, they are not the only people affected by the emotional fallout of divorce. Oftentimes other family members, such as the grandparents, will suffer the effects of divorce if their children create separation arrangements that jeopardize their relationships with their grandchildren. Sometimes parents will attempt to cut off grandparents from their grandchildren due to anger or bitterness.
WHAT OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE AS A GRANDPARENT?
If you are a grandparent who has been a victim of such behavior, you have the right to do the following:
- Request mediation with the parents to try to seek certain visitation time with your grandchildren
- Petition the court to award you, the grandparents, certain rights of visitation with your grandchildren
- Request custody or guardianship of your grandchildren, in certain situations where the children’s parents are unfit to care for the children
All family law cases involving children are decided according to “the best interest of the child” as determined by the court. Therefore, it is important that you hire a St. Louis County family law attorney who can petition your case to the judge.
WORK WITH OUR FAMILY LAW FIRM IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY
Our St. Louis County grandparents’ rights attorneys at Coulter Lambson have the knowledge and experience necessary to fully understand Missouri family law relating to grandparent rights.
FREE, ONE-HOUR CONSULTATION WITH OUR TOP-RATED FAMILY ATTORNEYS
The legal team at Coulter Lambson, LLC can begin putting together your case immediately, and gather all necessary evidence to assemble a strong case on your behalf. Don’t delay in seeking legal advice. The longer a situation is allowed to continue, the more likely it will be that a precedent will be set for what happens in the future. With offices in St. Charles and Clayton, MO, contact our firm today.
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