Grandparents’ Rights in Divorce

In Arizona, grandparents have a right to spend time with their grandchildren. If you have been denied that right following a divorce or for other reasons, discuss the circumstances with a family law attorney at the R. J. Peters & Associates law firm in Phoenix, Arizona.

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A grandchild can hold a special place in the heart of a grandparent. Spending time with the grandchild usually benefits both the child and the grandparent. A divorce or family disagreements can sometimes come between grandchild and grandparent.

What if the custodial parent denies visitation?

If a custodial parent refuses to allow grandparents to visit with their grandchildren, a grandparent can file a petition with the court in order to have visitation rights with the grandchildren established.

How will the court decide?

As with all visitation and custody matters, the court’s overriding concern is the best welfare of the child. Talk to a family law attorney who understands your concerns and who can help you prepare a petition for the court.

We take sides at the R. J. Peters & Associates law firm. This is an important concept that we do not take lightly. Settlement of the difficult issues which arise in family law matters is always an important effort, but not always possible. We focus on fighting for our clients whether in settlement efforts or in litigation. Our only business is family law. From our office located near downtown Phoenix, we represent clients in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona.

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