We proudly represent clients in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Sun Lakes & other Arizona cities in grandparent’s rights & other family law matters.
There is a lot of controversy when it comes to this topic. Recently there has been laws passed that increase the visitation rights of grandparents. Exercising these rights can be complex, so it’s important to have an experienced family attorney familiar with the Arizona laws to guide you through the process.
Arizona law does allow grandparents to have visitation rights over a parent’s objection in some cases. In order to establish such rights, not only must the grandparent convince the court that it is in the child’s best interest to have court ordered visitation, the legal parents must have been divorced for at least three months or one of the parents must have been deceased for at least three months before the filing of the Petition to establish grandparent’s visitation. The court will look at the historical relationship between the grandparent(s) and the child, the motivation of the grandparent seeking court ordered visitation, and the motivation of the parent(s) objecting to it, how much time is being requested, and the need to maintain contact with extended family where one parent is deceased.
If you intend to finalize or proceed with your divorce & are located in Chandler or a surrounding Arizona city, it’s advisable to seek an experienced, aggressive family lawyer to help you with your case. Please give my office a call at 480-413-9300 for your initial case evaluation.