Grandparents love their grandchildren dearly and want to play an active role in their lives. Moreover, grandchildren can benefit tremendously from having a strong relationship with their grandparents. Unfortunately, some grandparents are not allowed to see their grandchildren, or may only see their grandchildren on a very infrequent basis due to the preference of the child’s parents.
If you are a grandparent and you need experienced legal representation for a visitation or custody matter involving your grandchildren, contact Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., in Eagan, Minnesota. We offer a free consultation to answer your questions and help you determine your best course of action.
Grandparents’ Rights In Minnesota
While courts grant considerable deference to the wishes of parents, there are situations in which grandparents may have the standing to pursue court-ordered visitation with their grandchildren or even custody of grandchildren:
- Has your son or daughter passed away and now your stepson or stepdaughter refuses to let you see your grandchildren?
- Is your grandchild at risk of harm? Is the mother or father abusive, chemically dependent or neglectful?
- Has your grandchild been living with you for a period of time with the knowledge and consent of his or her parents?
If these or other situations have occurred and you need to speak with a grandparents’ rights lawyer, we are here to help. We can provide the sound advice and knowledgeable representation you require.
Contact Our Grandparent Visitation Attorneys
Based in Eagan, we practice in Dakota County, throughout the Twin Cities metro area, and in Greater Minnesota. To speak with a Minnesota grandparents’ rights attorney at our firm, call 651-686-8800 or contact us.