Protecting Your Role After A Divorce
A divorce can impact every aspect of your future and all members of your family. As a grandparent, watching your child struggle through a divorce can be heartbreaking. However, you must take steps to protect yourself and the relationship you have built with your grandchildren.
At the Twin Cities law firm of Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., our grandparents’ rights lawyers stand ready to guide you through this difficult time. We understand the emotional challenges that accompany a divorce in the family and our attorneys will guide you every step of the way.
Grandparents’ rights vary widely from state to state. In Minnesota, lawmakers have given the courts broad discretion in reaching decisions regarding visitation. These determinations must be made while always focusing on what is in the best interest of the children.
A Key To Healthy Growth And Maturation
Divorce can be emotionally devastating to children as one stable home is broken into two separate pieces. Unfortunately, the parental relationship is not the only one that is damaged. Children who suddenly lose an established relationship with their grandparents can suffer additional emotional turmoil. Our Minneapolis area grandparents’ visitation rights lawyers will thoroughly examine your situation and provide strong, effective guidance through every stage of the legal process. Whether the resolution comes through mediation or in the courtroom, you can rely on our professionalism and compassion.
A Grandparent’s Custody Rights
In certain situations, it is in the best interest of the children to live apart from their biological parents. Through third-party custody, grandparents can obtain custody of children facing a difficult situation.
There are numerous reasons why third-party custody might be granted, including:
- Child abuse
- Parental abandonment
- Parental drug or alcohol abuse
- Parental incarceration
In addition, if the parent is found to be unable to care for the child due to mental or physical handicap or incapacitation, the court will likely grant third-party custody.