grandparents rights

A question that a lawyer will often be asked is precisely what rights grandparents have in respect of their grandchildren. Among the questions asked are: do grandparents have a right to have contact with their grandchildren? Do they have a right to a say in how their grandchildren are raised? Can they ask for their grandchildren to live with them if the parents are unable to raise them?

Unfortunately, it is not easy to give a straightforward answer to these questions. Where there is a dispute concerning a child’s best interests that cannot be resolved, court action can be raised to determine the issue. In each and every case, the decision relating to the child will come down to the specific facts of that case. Every case involving children is looked at on its own merits while having reference to the overriding principle of what is in the child’s best interests. Grandparents rights attorneys in Los Angeles at Land Legal Group gives you support.

What this means is that, if the Court decides that it is in a child’s best interests for grandparents to be involved in a child’s life, they may grant an order allowing that grandparent to have contact with the child, or even for the child to live with them.