Advocating For Third-Party Visitation Rights

Last updated on February 23, 2021

It is becoming more common for grandparents and other third parties who have maintained significant relationships with children to request a court-ordered visitation schedule. The person(s) making such a request will need to show that they have maintained a parent-like relationship with the child(ren) and that they will not act contrary to the parents’ right to make major decisions for their child(ren).

How Courts Determine Grandparent And Other Third-Party Visitation

Many factors determine what the court deems the “best interests of the child,” when granting visitation rights. Among them are:

  • The physical and emotional health of the child
  • The safety and welfare of the child
  • The length and quality of the relationship between the third party and the child
  • The wishes of the parents and the wishes of the child

The experienced counsel at Gagne McChrystal De Lorenzo & Burghardt can provide legal assistance to third parties who want to formally request visitation rights.

We Welcome Your Questions About Third-Party Visitation Rights

If you have a close relationship with a child and want to look into a third-party visitation schedule, please contact one of our experienced family law attorneys. Call 414-273-5551 or write us an email to discuss your needs.