Sometimes, specific circumstances arise that require grandparents to take over the primary role of parenting. From divorce and death to absentee parents, there are a variety of reasons and situations that might prompt you to pursue your legal rights as a grandparent. Whether you are seeking custody of your grandchild or visitation rights, it’s important to work with experts in family law so that you can receive the best counsel possible. At the Dorris Law Group in Tucson, we offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation for grandparents who seek to do what is best for their grandchildren. Contact us today to learn more about what we can offer you. 

Grandparents Seeking Custody In Arizona

In the state of Arizona, the presumption is made that it is in the best interests of the child to remain with their legal parent. In order for a grandparent to gain custody of their grandchild, there are several considerations that will have to be proven with clear and convincing evidence in order for the court to grant custody to the grandparent.

  • The grandparent must act as the parent by providing some or all of the care for the child.
  • It is detrimental for the child to remain in their parent’s custody.
  • The child’s custody must not have been determined in the previous year, with the exception of cases where it has been determined that there is potential harm to the child.
  • The child’s legal parents were never married, are in the process of getting a divorce, or one of the parents is deceased.

Visitation Rights for Grandparents

Grandparents can have a big impact on the lives of their grandchildren, including providing a sense of security and shaping their beliefs and values. When you are not permitted to spend time with your grandchild, it can be heartbreaking. You have legal rights to see your grandchildren in the state of Arizona, and we can help. Contact the Dorris Law Group in Tucson to speak with one of our family law experts, and get the legal representation you deserve.

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