The relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild is special. While parents are often the disciplinarians of their children, youths are usually met with unconditional love and support from their older relations. In Arizona, many grandparents relish the time that they get with their grandkids and look forward to their opportunities to be together.
Unfortunately, not all grandparents have strong relationships with their children. As such, the grandparents’ relationships with their grandkids suffer.
Parental discord can prevent a grandparent from sharing in the life of his grandchildren. In some cases, a divorce or other legal proceeding may put such a strain on a family’s internal relationship that a grandparent can be completely left out when it comes to sharing time with a child.
In some circumstances, Arizona grandparents have rights to visitation with their grandchildren. Though, every case is different and must be evaluated on its own facts, attorney John Bednarz advocates for grandparents’ rights and their relationships with their grandkids. He recognizes that relationships between different generations are important and can help grandparents explore their options for spending time with the grandchildren they have lost contact with.
In certain cases, a grandparent may be able to seek custody of a grandchild, if circumstances warrant such intervention. Visitation, however, is often a legal right that grandparents desire to establish, so that they do not lose touch with the children they love. John Bednarz, attorney at law, is prepared to meet with new clients as part of his grandparents’ rights practice. For more information on grandparents’ rights, visit the firm’s website to begin learning about this unique family law issue.