Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden
Over 50 Years of Dedicated Family Law Experience
Resolving Issues Surrounding Grandparents’ Rights
Grandparents have a vested interest in being part of their grandchildren’s lives. However, a bitter divorce or other family problems can result in grandparents being shut out of the lives of their grandchildren. When this happens, it is important to understand what rights you have and what options are available for continuing a relationship with your most precious loved ones.
At Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, in Lake Charles, our attorneys are dedicated to helping people resolve even the most complicated family law matters. To learn more about grandparents’ rights, call our lawyers at 337-436-3332.
Tackling Difficult Problems
There are any number of problems that may lead to a grandparent no longer being allowed to visit a grandchild, including:
- The separation of parents
- The death of a parent
- Incarceration of a parent
- Lack of contact with a parent
In some cases, parents may be dealing with issues, such as addiction, which leaves them unfit to care for their children. In these difficult cases, it may make sense to attempt to adopt the grandchild. This can be hard because in order to do so the birth parents must terminate their parental rights, either voluntarily or by court order. We will work hard to show that it is in the child’s best interests to remain in the care of his or her grandparents.