Grandparents' Rights Attorneys
in Bowie & Crofton, Maryland
What Are Grandparents’ Visitation Rights?
Maryland law recently changed in regard to grandparents’ rights to child visitation. At the Law Office of Kari Holm Fawcett, we have been helping families throughout Maryland for over 25 years. We can help you understand how this law may affect your visitation goals.
We have represented both sides of this issue. We will devote our full attention and energy to helping you find a solution. Our law firm can help you receive or keep your grandparent visitation rights. We can also help if there is a reason to object to grandparent visitation.
Call for a low-cost consultation. Our law firm represents clients in Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, and other communities throughout Maryland.
Fighting for Your Rights — and For Your Grandchild’s Future
With respect to grandparent issues, if you are looking to maintain a close relationship with your grandchildren, you may be disappointed with your options. The new law takes away any presumptions in favor of your right to visitation. This basically means that just because you are a blood relative and a grandparent, you do not automatically get visitation rights.
However, there is hope. If you were the main childcare provider for your grandchild before the divorce, as your lawyer, we can help you fight for visitation. However, the burden of proof is on you to show that it is in your grandchild’s best interest to maintain or have visitation.
There are also situations where grandparents may need to file a third-party complaint for child custody. This can occur in situations that involve:
Unsafe living conditions
We carefully select each case that we handle so that we can concentrate our energy and focus on finding legal solutions to your family law issues.
Get Your Questions AnsweredReach Out Now
If you are estranged from your parents, you probably have strong feelings about grandparent visitation. You may feel it is not in your children’s best interest for them to have contact with their grandparents. As your attorneys, we can help structure legal strategies focused on your visitation goals. We can help ensure that your relationship with your parents does not interfere with your relationship with your children.
The new law does not grant instant approval to grandparents regarding visitation rights. However, your parents may petition the court for visitation. If that happens, we can seek legal solutions to support your visitation wishes.
Low-Cost Consultation With a Lawyer
To discuss your situation with a grandparent rights lawyer, please call or send an email.