St. Louis Lawyers for Grandparents' Rights
Experienced & Affordable Representation
Every family faces unique challenges during divorce proceedings, including
issues involving grandparents' rights. Unlike a child's parents,
grandparents do not have the automatic rights to visitation after a divorce.
During such an emotionally charged time, it is imperative for grandparents
to proactively seek the legal guidance of a St. Charles County family
lawyer in order to obtain the visitation and/or custody rights that are
desired. No matter how complicated your family concerns may be, we will
work tirelessly to defend your rights whether or not we take your case
before a judge.
When can I visit my grandchildren?
According to Missouri state law, a child's grandparent may ask a court
for visitation rights with a grandchild if the child's natural parents
have decided to sever contact with the grandparent. But the court will
typically only grant this right in only limited circumstances.
Grandparents can petition the court for visitation rights if:
- One of the child's parents has died, and the other parent denies the
grandparent reasonable visitation. In this case, the grandparent has the
right pursue court mandated visitation
- The child or children have lived with his or her grandparent for at least
six months within the last two years before the grandparent seeks visitation rights.
- The child or children's parents have filed for divorce - a grandparent
can immediately intervene in order to pursue and secure visitation rights.
Give Us a Call for a Free Case Evaluation
The St. Louis divorce attorneys at our firm in Chesterfield primarily represent
clients throughout St. Louis, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County,
and across the state of Missouri. Call us or stop by our office to receive
a free initial consultation to discuss your individual legal needs.
Call our office anytime during business hours to
schedule a case consult.