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Grandparent rights have really deepened their roots in recent years. More and more, grandparents are exerting their right to visit with their grandchildren and to maintain and deepen that important bond. The laws of the State of Colorado afford grandparents specific rights in specific situations, and these rights are often worth pursuing. If you need to establish your rights as a grandparent, an experienced Aurora family law attorney can help.
In Colorado, as a grandparent, you have the right to request legal visitation with your grandchildren in all of the following situations:
In other words, if the parents of your grandchildren are no longer together for any reason, you can request grandparent visitation. If the parents of your grandchildren remain together as a couple, it is within their parental rights to preclude you from having visitation with their children.
If any one of the listed scenarios does apply, however, and the court deems that a regular visitation schedule with you as their grandparent is in the children’s best interests, it is within the court’s power to order it so. Not every grandparent, however, will be awarded visitation, and it is important to have a legal advocate during this process.
Sometimes grandparents have reason to seek more than mere visitation and request instead partial or sole custody of their grandchildren. A grandparent has the right to seek such custody when any of the following apply:
Your bond with your grandchildren is naturally very important to you, and if you have concerns about protecting your right to spend time with your grandchildren, the Aurora grandparent rights Lawyers at CNL Law Firm, PLLC, are committed to helping you establish your legal right to visitation – or even to custody, if it’s in the best interest of the children. Our dedicated legal team shares your concerns, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (720) 370-2171 for more information today.
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