Prescott Grandparents’ Rights Lawyer

The state of Arizona grants certain rights to grandparents in regards to their grandchildren. However, these rights tend to be limited as parents’ rights usually take priority. If you believe that your rights as a grandparent have been compromised or you wish to learn more about grandparent visitation or custody, our firm can help. The Prescott grandparents’ rights lawyer at Willison Law, PC has years of experience helping families work toward peaceable resolutions to an array of family law matters. She can help you understand your options and fight for your grandchild’s best interests.

What Are Your Rights as a Grandparent?

Like most states, Arizona courts focus on the best interests of the child in any grandparent rights matter. You may be granted court-ordered visitation rights if the child’s parents have been divorced for at least three months, one of the parents has been deceased or missing for at least three months, or the parents were never married. If one or more of these conditions is met, you must also show that visitation with you is in the child’s best interests.

When determining the best interests of the child, the court will look at the following factors:

  • Whether or not there is an existing relationship between the grandparent and child
  • The amount of time the grandparent or parent has requested for visitation
  • The motives of both the grandparents and parents when requesting visitation
  • Whether or not it will benefit the child (and to what extent) to maintain a relationship with the grandparent
  • The wishes of the parents in regards to grandparent visitation

Speak with a Prescott Grandparents’ Rights Attorney

At Willison Law, PC, we understand that navigating your rights as a grandparent can be an emotional and difficult process. In most cases, individuals who come to us wishing to learn more about their rights are involved in complex and contentious situations. With this in mind, our Prescott grandparents’ rights lawyer offers compassionate guidance and attentive, one-on-one communication. We can provide you with honest, sound counsel and represent you throughout the process.

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