This is another practice area we are known for and is dear to our hearts. Grandparents and other relatives can provide a special link for the child to the past and a positive influence for their future.
Sometimes, a parent needs or wants a grandparent to take on a bigger role in a child’s life. Sometimes, parents and grandparents are happy simply to preserve the grandparent relationship.
The law recognizes both the constitutional rights of parents and the need to protect a child’s other important relationships.
We have substantial experience, all over the state, in trial and appellate courts, in these tough cases.
We can help grandparents and other relatives understand their rights to visitation, custody, and sometimes adoption, and if necessary, we can help them advocate in the child’s CHIPS or TPR proceedings.