We are often asked “Can a grandparent get a court order for visitation here in Carlsbad or North County?” California law is primarily interested in what is in the best interests of the child. While there is no specific California family law which provides guaranteed visitation rights to a grandparent, there is substantial case law on the subject that provides hope for many clients.
The experienced child custody and visitation attorneys at Burke & Domercq have successfully argued for the rights of a grandparent to visit their grandchild resulting in court ordered visitation access. In some cases, the answer lies in resolving the underlying dispute between the parties, or simply negotiating a middle path to save time and money in what could be a protracted and expensive litigation for all parties.
There are many reasons why access to a grandchild may be cut off. This includes the death of a parent, or in some cases a nasty divorce that carries over into the extended family. The relationship between any child and their grandparents can and should be quite special. We must establish the bond between the parties, and the importance of continuing that bond for the child.
In addition, the Court must weigh the importance for the child to continue and build upon their relationship with a grandparent against the legal rights of the parents themselves. This is a delicate balance, and these cases require skilled and highly experienced Certified Family Law Specialists who understand the nature of relationships, the personalities of those involved and the most likely path to success in your case.
Can a grandparent get a court order for visitation here in Carlsbad or North County San Diego? California law does not provide any guarantees for grandparents, but there are substantial and successful legal arguments that are rooted in California case law and especially the best interests of the child.
Let’s discuss your individual case. Protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-434-3330 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.