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Grandparent’s Rights

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 situation, a 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 parents to

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.

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