Being a grandparent can be magical, but that isn’t the case if you’re kept away from your grandchild. If that has happened to you, you might be wondering what your rights as a grandparent are. Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP is here to help by answering your frequently asked Grandparent’s Rights questions!
Q: Can grandparents request visitation rights?
A: If you’ve been wondering if grandparents have any legal rights, the answer is “it depends.” Under California Family Code section 3100, a family court can grant reasonable visitation rights to a grandparent of a minor child in grandparent’s scenarios. Examples of these scenarios include if a grandparent’s child is deceased or the parents of the grandchild have separated. When requesting visitation rights, it is important to hire a family law attorney to assist you in the petitioning process.
Q: Can grandparents be required to pay child support in California?
A: In that state of California, grandparents cannot be required to pay child support. However, in other states grandparents can be required to pay child support. Scenarios where this may occur include if the parents are minors, the parents have proven they are unable to support the child, one parent cannot be found but the grandparents can be, and if grandparents have custody of a child and are parenting it.
Q: Can a parent deny a grandparent visitation?
A: In cases where there is no court order granting grandparent visitation, they are able to deny grandparents the right to visit the child. However, if there is a court order establishing grandparent visitation they should make reasonable accommodations to allow for grandparent visitation.
Q: How do you go about getting grandparent’s rights?
A: If you are looking to acquire grandparent’s rights, you will need to file a court order petitioning the court for it. Grandparent’s rights are only recognized in certain scenarios, so it is important to have a reliable and experienced family lawyer help you through the process.
If you need help fighting for your rights as a grandparent, contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP today for assistance.
If you are looking to fight for your rights as a grandparent it is important to have an experienced family law attorney on your side. At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, we will fight tirelessly to ensure that your rights as a grandparent are protected. Whether that’s requesting visitation or fighting back against a parent that refuses to let you visit your grandchild, we can help you navigate the legal process. With over 26 years of experience when it comes to family law and grandparent’s rights, you can trust Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP to fight for your rights. Contact us today at 909-482-1422 to schedule your consultation with our experienced attorneys.
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