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As a Grandparent you may have many fears at this moment. We are here to quell your fears, give you hope, and open doors for you that you never thought possible. Have you watched helplessly as your Grandchild[ren] have either been neglected, abused, or abandoned? Or, has there been a divorce and your relationship with your grandchildren have suddenly been severed? Our attorneys and Staff are here to help you. However, it won’t be an easy process. Yet, as your legal advocate, you are not alone any longer.

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Grandparent Visitation and/or Custody legal issue[s] are not simple to implement. There are many factors that must be proven in a Court of Law for visitation and/or custody to be granted. The number one factor is the welfare of the child[ren]. You may not know that you as a Grandparent[s] have the legal right to fight for either visitation and/or custody; the answer is yes you do.

There are many complicated issues to Grandparent Visitation and/or Custody legal matter[s] to be considered. First if you believe that there has been any child abuse of any kind, we have resources that will swiftly respond to assist. ‘It Just Takes A Call.’

The Court will only grant an Order for visitation to the Grandparent[s] if the parent they are related to has no custody or visitation to the child[ren]; or extremely limited access, such as supervised visitation.

In order to prove that a Grandparent[s] have the right to custody; You would have to prove that it would be detrimental to the child[ren] to reside with either parent first. However, there is a statutory protocol before a non-parent can be granted custody. Essentially it must be determined that it would be detrimental to the child[ren] to be place in the custody of either parent. The Grandparent[s] are then joined to the Family Law Action.

In order to prove that a Grandparent[s] have the right to visitation or custody; A ‘Joinder’ to the Dissolution/Paternity Action and then a Motion For Visitation and/or Custody has to be filed and you must go through the same procedure as the parent[s].

Being that this issue is very complicated and very legally confusing issue, you need a strong legal advocate on your Family side with your goals in mind set.

Your issue may be time sensitive, please contact our Law Firm to set-up your Initial Consultation.

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We file in all California Counties and Cities. In addition, B J Fadem represents Clients throughout California, the United States and foreign countries with regard to Hague Matters.


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