Visitation Rights for Grandparents in California
Renkin Law discusses the issue of grandparents and their visitation rights to see grandchildren. Unfortunately, many are unaware that grandparents still have legal rights in regards to visitation with their grandchildren. If one peruses the internet, there are some valuable resources regarding this subject.
Under California Family Code Section 3100 et seq,,the California law supports what is considered “the best interest” of the minor child(ren). However, in today’s culture with the demise of traditional families, the concept of what is “the best interest” seems to be evolving as society changes in this respect. According to Renkin Law, the legal system agrees that the best interests of the child(ren) is to spend time with their grandparents based on the undeniable fact that grandparents can have a major impact on their grandchildren.
To establish legal rights, grandparents must file a petition with the court to join the action. According to a statement by Renkin Law, the grandparents can file a legal petition for visitation rights if the legal parents are currently undergoing a marital dissolution or if either legal parent is no longer alive. However, they cannot file for visitation with the courts if the legal parents are married and are living together on a permanent basis, have not been absent for more than a month without the other spouse knowing the whereabouts of the absent spouse, or are currently residing with the child and the child has not been adopted by a stepparent.
For any legal question regarding grandparents rights, please contact us and speak to one of their qualified family law attorneys who will gladly assist you. At Renkin Law, we have a variety of solutions catering to a wide array of budgets. We take great pride in helping many individuals steer through this very tumultuous period in their life.