Grandparents’ Rights

Grandparents’ Rights

by markhaslem, December 6, 2015

The area of law that broadly encompasses legal issues related to custody and visitation time for grandparents is called grandparents’ rights. Grandparents in Michigan may seek the assistance of the courts to obtain custody or visitation if certain conditions are met.

Grandparents’ rights involve a complex body of law that demands the attention of an experienced attorney. Let us protect your rights and pursue the successful outcome of your case.

Grandparents’ Rights in Michigan

The state of Michigan has enacted legislation that provides grandparents the right to seek court-ordered visitation time. However, the circumstances in which visitation time may be ordered are narrow. As your legal representative, we can aggressively pursue your legal rights and lay out the full array of legal options. If you are a custodial parent, we also help parents defend against unwanted grandparent visitation time.

We Are Experienced in Grandparents’ Rights Cases Involving:

  • Disputes with their own children or with the spouse of a deceased child
  • Grandparents seeking to protect their grandchildren from abuse or neglect
  • Grandparents who have been primary caretakers where parents have abandoned child or addicted to drugs or alcohol
  • Child custody, visitation and parenting time
  • Grandparent adoption

Protect Your Rights in a Grandparents’ Rights Dispute

Family law disputes involving grandparents’ rights can be very difficult emotionally and financially. They can also prove challenging to pursue. We will take a comprehensive and strategic approach your case, identifying the unique issues that you face. Mr. Haslem will always provide you with honest, reliable feedback and a straightforward assessment of any potential weaknesses in your case. We will remain mindful of your time and resources as we work to develop an immediate and long-term solution for you and your family. For more information about our experience or to discuss the specifics of your case, please contact us directly.

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