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 to pursue 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.
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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.
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