When grandparents come to see us, it's usually because there are problems with access to their grandchildren.
We encourage and facilitate cooperation, negotiation and mediation with the parents, if at all possible. While it is possible to gain the right to see your grandchildren through the courts, doing so puts the children in a difficult position, and the grandparents are often at a disadvantage.
There may be a number of reasons for you to seek our help:
- Your child may have divorced, causing you to lose touch with the grandchildren at the same time as your own child's time with them becomes restricted.
- Your child may have died and the surviving parent is too busy to allow you time to see your grandchildren, or wants to make a new life with another partner.
- You may be estranged from your children, and they may not want you to see your grandchildren.
- You may be caring for your grandchildren because their parents are unable to, and you wish to determine what your rights are.
Thilges & Bernhardt, Attorneys at Law, LLC our attorneys can answer your questions about visitation rights, custody and other aspects of your legal relationship to your grandchildren.