A separation of a couple does not just involve the couple and often involves the children as well as other family members, including grandparents.
Grandparents’ rights? Not exactly. Grandparents are not individuals who gain ‘rights’ regarding a child at birth. Grandparents do not have automatic rights to kids, unlike biological parents.
However, Grandparents may be able to obtain rights though through an agreement with the parents, court order or adoption. Whether or not grandparents have any rights to their grandchildren will be fact specific to that situation and involve an analysis of then family’s situation. If you are a grandparent who may need help getting access to a grandchild, it is best to meet with a lawyer to find out if you have any legal rights.
We are skilled family lawyers and we can help you determine how strong your case is, and what the best course of action may be.