Maryland Grandparents’ Rights Attorney
While most people know that family law can pertain to custody issues between spouses and their children, they may not realize that grandparents also have specific rights under family law in Maryland. If you are a grandparent and want to confirm your right to spend time with your grandchildren, contact Arn Family Law for a phone consultation with our Maryland grandparents’ rights attorney and find out how our firm can help.
Why Choose Arn Family Law?
It is crucial to find an attorney with the experience and resources required to handle your grandparents’ rights case. Arn Family Law focuses on family law and provides a full range of legal services including divorce, child custody, and child support.
- At Arn Family Law, our profession is our passion and you can expect professional and informed legal counsel from our team.
- We inform you of all our legal strategies before acting on them, so that you understand the legal implications of your case.
- We strive to ensure the most cost-effective legal representation possible for every client.
Facing any type of family legal matter without representation is a significant challenge. Arn Family Law wants to help you understand your legal rights and we will fight on your behalf to preserve your rights as a grandparent.
What Can a Maryland Grandparents’ Rights Lawyer Do for Me?
At Arn Family Law, we will perform all legal work necessary to achieve success in your grandparents’ rights case. We will investigate the facts, determine how the law applies to those facts, and represent you in gaining access to your grandchild. Our expertise will ensure all court deadlines are met and your case proceeds unimpeded by procedural errors.
Your Rights as a Grandparent
Maryland law allows grandparents to request visitation with or custody of a grandchild. A grandparent’s ability to gain visitation or custody of their grandchild will depend on who the other party is who has custody of the child. Is it a parent, a “de facto” parent or a third-party? The attorneys at Arn Family Law will help you understand what a “de facto” parent is under Maryland law, and inform you of the proper legal standard for analyzing your grandparents’ rights case.
Your ability to secure visitation or custody of a grandchild may depend on your ability to prove that the child’s existing legal custodian is unfit or that exceptional circumstances exist. Establishing a parent is unfit is a very high standard that may require demonstrating a history of abuse, addiction or mental illness. Exception circumstances are just that, exceptional. The attorneys at Arn Family Law will analyze the facts of your case and determine the likelihood of you being able to satisfy these legal standards in a Maryland court of law.
One of the legal challenges facing many grandparents is the sudden termination of visitation rights when a stepparent or another party adopts a child. A family law attorney can help grandparents in this situation prove that their relationship with the child satisfies the exceptional circumstances standard and that a continued relationship with the child is in the child’s best interests.
Seek Legal Counsel to Protect Your Rights
Being a grandparent is an incredible experience for many people, and many grandparents would do anything to spend more time with their grandchildren. However, the legal issues surrounding grandparents’ rights are often confusing without professional legal guidance. If you have an issue related to grandparent visitation rights or other family law-related custody issues, contact Arn Family Law today for a phone consultation and learn more about how an attorney could help you.