Advocating For Third-Party Visitation Rights
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 414-914-2833 or write us an email to discuss your needs.