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Grandparents' Rights

Grandparents' Rights Lawyer in Columbus

Fighting to Protect the Best Interests of Your Grandchild

As a grandparent, you may be wondering what your rights are when it comes to spending time with your grandchildren. Though grandparent visitation rights can be difficult to secure, they do exist in the state of Ohio. It’s important to remember that the court will always rule in favor of what it deems the child’s “best interests.” If you can prove that it is in your grandchild’s best interests to spend time with you or be in your care, you may be awarded visitation or custody. Our Columbus grandparents’ rights attorney can help you understand your options and work toward an agreeable solution for you and your family. We understand the delicate nature of these matters, which is why we offer compassionate, personalized guidance and honest counsel you can trust.

Schedule a free, confidential case evaluation when you contact us at (614) 344-6965. We offer affordable legal services and payment plans.

What Factors Are Considered when Awarding Grandparent Visitation/Custody?

As mentioned above, the court considers the best interests of the child when determining whether or not a grandparent will be awarded visitation and/or custody. Even if you believe that the child’s parents are not able to properly care for your grandchild, it can be difficult to exercise your rights as the court automatically presumes that the mother and/or father is allowed to make primary decisions on behalf of the child.

Once a petition for grandparents’ visitation rights has been filed, the court will examine the following factors and more:

  • The wishes of the mother and/or father
  • Whether or not there is an existing relationship between the grandparent and grandchild
  • The relationship between the grandparent and parent(s) of the child
  • The ability of the child’s parent(s) to provide proper care
  • The mental and physical health of the parent(s), child, and grandparent
  • Where the grandparent is located in relation to the child’s primary residence
  • Time and availability of the parent(s) and child
  • The wishes of the child, if the child is old enough to be interviewed
  • Whether or not the petitioning grandparent has any criminal convictions

Additionally, grandparent visitation rights are typically only awarded when the parents of the child were never married, have decided to separate or end their marriage, or one or both parents are deceased.

Our Firm Can Help You Find a Peaceful Solution

When it comes to grandparents’ rights, the petitioning process can be incredibly complex. It’s wise to have an experienced attorney who can help you properly file your petition and take the necessary next steps should your initial petition be denied. At The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak, we understand that individuals don’t often file for grandparents’ visitation rights when everything between themselves and the child’s parents is going well. Because of this, we take the time to sit down with you and listen to your case, offering empathetic and honest advice from start to finish. Our goal is to help you and your family reach a peaceful solution that protects the best interests of your grandchild. However, we are also prepared to take your case to court whenever necessary, offering tireless advocacy on your behalf.

To find out more about how our firm can help you fight for your rights as a grandparent, contact our Columbus grandparents’ rights attorney at (614) 344-6965 for a free case evaluation.

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