Posts Tagged ‘grandparents’

Can a Third Party Ever Receive Custody Rights to a Child?

Third party custody adds many more stressful and complicated elements to a custody case, because it is not often that a third party petitions to or receives adoption of a child. You may have questions about your own personal case or want more information on how you can act if there is a child in… Continue reading →

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Are There Limits on the Rights of Grandparents in California?

In California, grandparents may have rights when it comes to visitation or custody of a child. Under the state’s laws, a grandparent is permitted to ask the court for reasonable visits with a grandchild in their life. However, the court must first find that there is a pre-existing relationship between the child and grandparent, and… Continue reading →

Grandparents and Holiday Visitation Rights

In 2000, a case known as Troxel v. Granville, a woman named Tommie Granville limited visitations to her child’s grandparents to once per month and some holidays. Because of this, the grandparents petitioned for visitation rights. Under the statute that formed because of it, the court made it so that any person is able to… Continue reading →

My Rights As a Grandparent

In California there are many grandparents that are raising or providing care to their grandchildren. If the grandparent is the legal guardian, they have a right to receive child support from the non-custodial parent. Guardianship is a legal relationship between you and your grandchild that is ordered by the court. You are responsible for the… Continue reading →

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Visitation rights for grandparents

At the Law Office of Amy Montes, we can help grandparents obtain visitation or custody of their grandchild or grandchildren. As with most custody and visitation cases, the Court is primarily concerned with the best interests of the children involved. Therefore, if you are the grandparent of child that is in an unstable living environment… Continue reading →

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A grandparent’s rights

Grandparents play a vital role in a child’s life.  They are a link to years of wisdom that can play a significant factor in the future success of a child.  They have specific rights to their grandchildren in the state of California under certain circumstances. When a family has fallen apart due to a divorce,… Continue reading →

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Helping grandparents see their grandchildren

Grandparents often have a special bond with their grandchildren.  What does it mean when their son or daughter gets divorced?   “Do they have rights? In many cases, grandparents are essential for a child’s well-being.  However, the biological parents have the say when it comes to who their children can spend time with. There are circumstances… Continue reading →

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Can mediation help grandparents?

Statistics show that Orange County has one of the highest divorce rates in the country.  It has been determined that every day, about 30+ people initiate divorce proceedings. With many contested or disputed divorces come grandparents are kept from seeing their grandchild.  Going through legal channels can become expensive.  Family mediation can sometimes be the… Continue reading →

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Grandparents have rights, too

Has your son recently divorced?  Are you a grandparent who is having difficulty seeing your grandchild as often as you used to? Don’t be alarmed.  You may have grounds for visitation rights with your grandchildren, even if it is against one or both of the parents’ wishes.  California law states that if an individual has… Continue reading →

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Rights of the grandparents

When a marriage ends, the two spouses and children are not the only people that are impacted by the divorce.  What about the extended family?  What about the grandparents who have developed a very close relationship with their grandchildren?  What happens when one parent is awarded primary custody and does not allow the grandparents on… Continue reading →

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