Grandparents' Rights Lawyers in Bucks County and Across Southeastern Pennsylvania

Grandparents play an integral role in a child's life. Most of the time, the child's parents are involved, ensuring there is a healthy relationship between their parents and their child. However, sometimes an unforeseen event can happen that jeopardizes the grandparent's ability to see their grandchild or grandchildren. If you are currently wondering what your rights as a grandparent are or want to file for partial custody, our family law department can help.

At Goldman Law Offices, we bring more than 70 years of experience to clients throughout Bucks, Philadelphia, and Montgomery counties. Our firm has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1983, and we are ready to fight for your rights.

How to Determine Grandparents' Rights

Unless your child has a legitimate reason for not allowing you to see your grandchild or grandchildren, you have rights as a grandparent. If your child has died or is separated or divorced, you may run into issues with keeping an active role in your grandchild's life. We know these tragedies are stressful enough, which is why we will tirelessly work for you to secure your grandparent rights.

Factors courts consider when determining grandparents' rights include:

  • The emotional and physical well-being of the child
  • The relationship and closeness between the child and grandparent
  • The impact a separation would have on the child
  • The relationship between the parent or legal guardian and the grandparent
  • The amount of contact between the grandchild and grandparent
  • Whether the child wants to maintain a relationship with their grandparent
  • Whether grandparent visitation would interfere with the parent-child relationship
  • Any history of abuse or neglect by the grandparent

Grandparents' Rights in Pennsylvania

Grandparents' rights differ from state to state. In Pennsylvania, a court may award grandparents partial custody if one of the child's parents is deceased, the parents are separated or divorced for more than six months, or the child lived with the grandparent for over a year. In some circumstances the court may grant a grandparent custody where a child is being neglected or abused by a parent. If a grandchild is adopted, visitation rights will be cut off unless the adoption is granted to a stepparent or grandparent.

Contact A Bucks County Grandparents' Rights Attorney at Goldman Law

A grandparents' rights case can be complicated. The family law department at Goldman Law Offices will gather evidence, file all necessary paperwork, and advocate for your rights so that you may remain in a happy, healthy relationship with your grandchild or grandchildren. For an initial consultation with an experienced Doylestown grandparents' rights attorney, contact us by email or call our office at 215-348-2605.