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Understanding Grandparents' Rights in Pennsylvania

  • If you are the grandparent of a child who you are interested in securing rights to, you are not without options. A Pennsylvania grandparents’ rights lawyer can help you prove to the judge that your request is in the best interests of the child so you can be awarded the rights you are seeking. Continue reading to learn more about the different types of rights grandparents may be able to obtain in Pennsylvania.

    Can Grandparents Seek Custody of Their Grandchildren?

    When a grandparent has reason to believe that their grandchildren are not being properly cared for due to abuse or neglect by their parents, they may have the opportunity to seek legal and physical custody of the children.

    However, there are several other contributing requirements that must also be met in order to be awarded custody, so you should speak with your attorney if you believe you have a case.

    Other Rights Grandparents Have

    Apart from seeking custody of your grandchildren, you may be interested in obtaining visitation rights or partial custody or even adopting your grandchildren.

    It’s important to keep in mind that it will be your responsibility to establish that the grandchildren have not been taken care of by their parents and that the children have become dependent on you. Fortunately, your attorney can help you work to gather the evidence you need to be successful in court.

    Meet with a Pennsylvania Grandparent's Rights Lawyer

    To learn more about how to go about obtaining certain rights regarding your grandchildren, or if you are the parent of a child whose grandparents are seeking rights and you need legal representation, consult with a Pennsylvania family lawyer at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C.

    You can schedule your confidential consultation by completing the quick contact form on our website or calling our office at 1-844-VARI-LAW (827-4529).