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Grandparents' Rights in Encino

Cutter & Lax - Protecting Your Rights

Did you know that as a grandparent, you have rights? You have a right to protect, visit, and care for your grandchild in the event of a divorce, separation or death. As a grandparent, you look forward to seeing your name and your legacy live on. Many people would agree that grandchildren are a wonderful joy and being involved in their lives is as important as being involved in their children's lives. If the child is in immediate danger from the parents because of abuse, drug or alcohol use, you may be able to obtain custody of the child as well. It is important that you work with an attorney from Cutter & Lax if you are questioning your rights as a grandparent. We can help you obtain a favorable outcome for you and your family.

The state of California has specific rules and regulations for helping grandparents obtain visitation rights. If you are a grandparent living in California, you will need to work with an attorney to help you retain these rights. According to California law, grandparents can file for visitation if the parents of the child are living separately, if the child has been adopted by another parent or if the child does not live with either of the biological parents. If one of the parents decides to petition along with the grandparents for visitation or custody rights, the grandparents can establish visitation.

Every court in the state will take into consideration that the child's best interests are always kept in mind in terms of visitation and custody. If it is made known to a court that the child is in immediate danger from the parents or the stepparents that they are living with, the grandparents may be able to assume full custody of the children as next of kin. Because the laws in California can be so complex, it is in your best interest to work with an attorney who can help you protect your rights and your grandchildren.

Searching for an Encino lawyer for your grandparents' right case?

At Cutter & Lax, we understand that your family is important to you. As a part of growing older, you look forward to being able to visit your grandchildren and have a chance to watch your family grow and expand, but when these rights are denied to you, or you see that your grandchildren are in danger from their parents, you need to work with an attorney. By obtaining the representation of a trusted Encino family lawyer, you can help ensure that your grandchildren are safe and that you are able to be involved in your grandchildren's lives.

Contact our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation.

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