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Grandparents’ Rights

Grandparents’ Rights | Family Attorney

San Jose Family Law

Sometimes the most important person in a child’s life is his or her grandparent. Grandparents’ rights are very important.

We have helped grandparents secure custody of their grandchildren in cases in which the child’s parent or parents have died, or are unable or unfit to care for the child.

To obtain grandparent child custody, we must prove that it would be detrimental to the child for either parent to have legal custody. Often these cases involve parents who are addicted to drugs or alcohol or are abusive or neglectful parents. Nonetheless, establishing detriment to the child is a difficult standard to meet when both parents are alive.

If you would like to explore gaining custody of your grandchildren, please contact a grandparent rights attorney at Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, for a consultation and case evaluation. We have a successful track record of securing grandparent child custody for our clients in custody dispute cases.

We can also work to negotiate grandparent visitation rights in cases in which the grandparent’s own child has died or no longer has custody of his or her children.