Grandparents Rights

Philadelphia Grandparents Rights Attorney

The bond between grandparents and their grandchildren can often be as strong as the ties between a parent and child. Sadly, when a marriage ends in divorce, the ties between grandparents and grandchildren can also be severed, causing severe emotional trauma. If you are a grandparent who wants to fight for the right to see your grandchildren, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights, one who has helped others in similar situations.

At the offices of Erik B. Jensen P.C., a Professional Corporation, we have over 30 years of experience handling a broad range of family law issues, including the rights of grandparents to visitation with their grandchildren. We use an interdisciplinary approach, looking at your concerns from many different perspectives, so that we can identify any potential hurdles and help you take the right steps to achieve your objectives. We will work with other lawyers or law firms, if necessary to implement solutions that meet your specific needs. We pride ourselves in our ability to find creative and innovative answers to your problems.

Protecting the Rights of Grandparents in Family Law Disputes

As a grandparent, you may believe that you are entitled to certain rights with respect to your grandchildren, based on your prior relationship with them. Unfortunately, this may not be true. If your child divorces his or her spouse, dies unexpectedly, or is determined to no longer be fit to be a parent, their partner or ex-spouse may decide to limit or end your involvement with the grandchild. The laws governing the rights of grandparents are unclear. You want an experienced attorney to protect your rights.

When handling grandparent visitation issues, our first priority is always the best interests of the children. We work closely with grandparents who seek to establish a meaningful relationship with grandchildren, looking for effective ways to foster regular visitation with your children’s children. All visitation and custody arrangements must consider the medical, educational, religious and other special needs of the children.

We handle all types of situations where grandparents may seek custody or visitation, including instances where someone has sought the termination of parental rights. We also help grandparents who seek the legal adoption of their grandchildren.