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Grandparents' Custody and Visitation Rights

Often grandparents can be forgotten in a divorce. Divorced parents are concerned about their own parenting time, child support and other divorce issues such as division of marital property and tend to overlook the need of grandparents.

What are the grandparents' rights?

Grandparents' rights are an evolving area of the law. If you are concerned about your grandchildren and your ability to maintain a relationship with them, contact a family law attorney Barbara E. Kristal.

Do grandparents have a right to visitation?

Grandparents' rights are not guaranteed in California law. If both parents do not want you to see your grandchildren, a judge would need strong reasons to overcome that decision.

Have you been involved in the support and care of your grandchild? Many grandparents have stepped in and taken over the care of their grandchildren when the parents are unable or unwilling to care for them.

What is in the best interests of the child? This is a question the family court judge will always use to make a decision about children. Will the child be better off by having regular visits with the grandparents?

Feelings can run high in a divorce. Parents are confused and even angry. That anger may be directed against grandma and grandpa. Barbara E. Kristal can explain your options and help you decide what if there are any actions you should take.


Rancho Mirage Attorney Barbara E. Kristal has over 25 years experience dealing with Family Law issues and brings a seasoned view to all cases. Her staff is ready to assist and guide you through any procedure you require help with.

Please fill out our Family Law Interview Form and bring it with you to your first consultation.

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Rancho Mirage Office:
Phone: 760-324-3212
Address: 69730 Highway 111, Suite 209, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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Phone: 760-779-4535
Address: 74075 El Paseo, Suite A-11, Palm Desert, CA 92260