When a couple has a baby and they are very young, or at odds, grandparents are sometimes at a disadvantage when it comes to visitation rights and being a part of their grandchild's life as they grow up. The fact is that that there are very few laws pertaining to grandparents' rights to see their grandchildren, but if you wish to be granted visitation, my firm can help. I firmly believe that grandparents play an important role in their grandchildren's lives and I strongly advocate for their rights to visitation.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with grandchild visitation issues, it is in your best interests to talk to a competent Glen Burnie family law attorney. I am well versed in all areas of divorce and family law and can help protect your legal rights.
When neither parent is fit to adequately take care of their child or children, sometimes grandparents are awarded custody. The biggest factor in a case of this nature will be the child's best interests.
Specific factors include:
A judge will want to know why you deserve visitation or custody and you will need to have a convincing argument. I can provide the smart and effective legal representation you need that will aim to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. If you want see your grandchildren, and have been informed that you are not allowed to take part in the lives of your grandchildren, I am here to help.
Visitation rights for grandparents in Maryland are complex. According to Maryland law, courts may grant a grandparent reasonable visitation rights if it would be in the child's best interests. However, a parent has the right to deny a grandparent visitation if they feel it is not in the best interest of their child. Parents and grandparents need to be aware of this and clearly understand their rights before requesting or denying visitation.
Grandparents must consult a family lawyer or the court system if visitation rights become an issue. In Maryland, courts will also consider whether there has been a significant, positive, and ongoing relationship between the grandparent and child before deciding whether visitation is in the child's best interests. Courts can also determine if it is appropriate for a grandparent to be granted visitation with a minor child, depending on factors such as length of time since last contact, other living arrangements, and existing relationships with parents and other family members.
Contact a Glen Burnie grandparents' rights attorney now to find out what your options are and how I can help you.