Do grandparent have rights in the state? 4 Answers as of April 26, 2012

do grandparents have rigths in californa

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Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
Under most situations if the parents of the children are both alive then the grandparents do not have any independent rights of visitation. However, if the grandparents have been acting as the parent or guardian of a child the court may grant a request for that to continue. You should consult a family law attorney to review all of the pertinent facts in order to be able to advise you how to proceed.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/26/2012
Diefer Law Group, P.C.
Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
Yes, there are grandparent rights. These are limited and only apply in certain circumstances so you will need to consult an attorney to see if you can file a case to enforce grandparent visitation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/26/2012
Maclean Chung Law Firm
Maclean Chung Law Firm | G. Thomas MacLean Jr.
Grandparents may request visitation with the minor grandchildren in California, and it is within the discretion of the Judge to grant visitation if visitation is in the children's best interest. A grandparent could also become a legal guardian of a minor grandchild under certain circumstances.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/26/2012
Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
Yes They can petition on their own right for visitation. If neither parent is competent, grandparents can apply for a guardianship.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/26/2012
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