Are You Being Denied Grandparent Visitation?
It takes a village to raise a child. Oftentimes, that village is the support system that involves extensive help from the grandparents. It is no longer unusual for grandparents to take more of a role of primary caregiver to their grandchildren. This necessity may arise under such honorable circumstances as both parents are called for active duty in the military or under more tragic circumstances such as neither parent is capable of properly providing for a child.
In the state of Georgia, courts do not recognize grandparents’ right to visit with their grandchildren. Instead, grandparents must go through the legal process to establish their rights. This would involve either initiating an action or joining an action, such as divorce or modification, already pending. Either way, with the support of a grandparent visitation attorney, the courts will determine what is in the child’s best interest.
Once it has been determined that it is in the child’s best interest for the grandparent to see the child, visitation will be granted to the extent appropriate under the circumstances. The court will order the parents to allow the grandparents to see the child or, in some cases, order that the child primarily live with the grandparents.
Contact Daniele Johnson For Legal Counsel
Daniele Johnson recognizes the unique and special bond grandparents have with their grandchildren. That bond does not end just because the relationship with the parents has been interrupted. If you would like to petition for grandparent visitation, contact the Law Offices of Daniele Johnson, LLC, online or call the firm at 470-746-6485 to learn more.