Tampa Grandparent's Rights Lawyer
Grandparents' rights to see their grandchildren are not guaranteed
by law. Both the Supreme Court of the United States and the Florida Supreme
Court have ruled that parents have a right of privacy against any unwelcome
interference from grandparents. But through effective legal action, you
may be able to secure a court order that will grant you
visitation rights so that you can maintain a relationship with your grandchildren. Primary
factors which will be taken into consideration include the willingness
of the grandparents to respect the authority of the parents in matters
such as religious worship and diet, and the wishes of the children, when
they are old enough to express their preferences.
Beyond the desire to have a strong and meaningful relationship with your
grandchildren, you may be seeking
child custody in order to remove them from a dysfunctional home. If your grandchildren
are in danger because of domestic violence or abuse in their current living
Tampa divorce attorney from the Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo can help you petition the court
for guardianship. It will be necessary to prove conclusively to the judge
that the children should be placed in your care as a remedy to the neglect
or maltreatment of their parents.
Do Grandparents Have Legal Rights to Access to Their Grandchildren?
The issue of grandparents' rights may arise in situations where the
biologically related spouse has passed away, and the remaining parent
has demonstrated a failure to properly care for the children. This scenario
can be particularly successful in cases where the parent may have battles
with drugs, financial hardship, or is emotionally unstable. Often times,
the child may be staying with grandparents who have assumed the role of
caregiver, and have enlisted the services of a
Tampa child custody attorney to represent their case for child support, legally requiring the estranged
Visitation for Tampa Grandparents
For help asserting your rights as a grandparent, come to the Law Offices
of Manuel Fajardo. We will provide you with a free consultation so that
you can make an informed decision regarding your case. Resolving issues
of grandparent's rights can be a difficult task and it is important
to have experienced legal assistance to help you achieve your goals. We
will work with you through the entire process, from representing you in
negotiations to arguing for you before the judge.
Contact a Tampa family law attorney from our firm immediately so that we can defend your rights as a grandparent.
We assist clients in both Spanish and English.