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Denver Grandparents’ Rights Attorney

Overview of Grandparents’ Rights in Colorado

Many children grow up having a solid relationship with their grandparents. However, certain circumstances in the family such as divorce can cutoff this special bond between grandparents and grandchildren. If you are a grandparent seeking visitation rights of your grandchild, know that Schmidt Law Group, P.C. can help you through this complex process. Our Denver grandparents’ rights lawyers understand the important role of grandparents to their grandchild and we stand ready to help you through every step of the way. We also know that there is a lot at stake in family law matters such as this, which is why we are committed to providing you with the personal attention and dedicated legal services that you need at a reasonable rate.

For more information about how our firm can help or if you wish to talk to a member of our legal team, please don’t hesitate to call (303) 225-1016.

Factors That Are Considered When Granting Visitation Rights

In Colorado, grandparents have no right to seek visitation rights if the family is intact. This means that even if the parents are living separately from each other, if there is no court action taken by either party, in the eyes of the law, their family is still intact and you cannot file for visitation rights. The court only allows grandparents to file for visitation in circumstances wherein the parents are divorced or legally separated, when one parent who is the grandparents’ child has died, or when the child is in the custody of someone other than either parent. If any of these three situations is applicable to you, then you may be granted visitation rights provided that the visitation is in the best interest of your grandchild.

Below are some of the factors that the court take into consideration when deciding to grant visitation rights to grandparents:

  • Physical and emotional health of the child
  • The safety of the child
  • The welfare of the child
  • The capability of either parent as well as the grandparent seeking visitation to meet the needs of the child
  • The length and strength of relationship of the grandparent to the child
  • History or pattern of abuse from either parent and the grandparent
  • The child’s wishes, especially if the child is older

Let Our Firm Help You Through This Complex Process

Before you take your visitation rights case to court, we strongly recommend that you speak with our Denver grandparents’ rights attorneys first. We can provide you with a careful and complete analysis of the legal issue you’re facing and advise you on the best legal path moving forward.

To schedule a free, initial consultation, contact Schmidt Law Group, P.C. at (303) 225-1016.

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