Grandparent Custody and Visitation

Parents are not the only people who have custody or visitation rights when it comes to children. Grandparents play an important role in the lives of young children. If you are a grandparent who is concerned about your relationship with your grandchild, we can help.

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the law recognizes how important grandparents can be and allows grandparents to have custody rights under certain circumstances. Grandparent custody or grandparent visitation may be granted if:

  • Your grandchild’s parents are separated or divorced
  • Your son or daughter has died
  • Your grandchild resides with you or has resided with you in the recent past
  • Your grandchild is determined to be dependent
  • Your grandchild is at risk due to parental neglect, drug or alcohol abuse

If you want to learn more about your custody and family law rights, contact us.

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