Family Law Attorney in Sacramento California – Grandparents Rights
By statute and case law, in certain cases grandparents can pursue and obtain visitation rights. Grandparents can pursue visitation rights through an existing family law case involving the two parents, or grandparents may seek visitation by filing their own action (if there is no existing family law case involving the parents of the child). If there is no existing family law case, and the parents of the child are still married and living together, an independent action by the grandparent(s) has almost no chance of succeeding.
In either of the above situations, grandparents must understand that if the parents of the child both object to grandparent visitation orders, there is a rebuttable presumption against the Court issuing grandparent visitation orders. The same presumption applies if the custodial parent of the child objects to grandparent visitation. The presumption can be overcome if the grandparent(s) seeking visitation order can show it is in the best interests of the child for the Court to issue an order for grandparent visitation.
If you are seeking grand parent visitation rights, you really should consult with an experienced family law attorney as quickly as possible to learn what law(s) apply to your situation, what litigation strategy would be most beneficial to achieving your goals, and what the estimated costs of the litigation may be.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced family law attorney in Sacramento California contact The Law Office of Robert N. Kitay. It is important to protect your legal rights.
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Law Office of Robert N. Kitay
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