Cleveland Grandparents' Rights Lawyers
Helping Grandparents Understand & Protect Their Rights
In some family law or divorce cases, grandparents may need to intervene. This can be common in guardianship cases, where a child's parents or the court determine whether the grandparents are fit to serve as parental substitutes.
If you are engaged in a family law case, knowing your rights is crucial. At Laubacher and Co., our Cleveland grandparent's rights attorneys will work with you closely to defend your rights and help you navigate your case.
What Rights do Grandparents Have in Ohio?
A grandparent may have the right to file for visitation or companionship rights with his or her grandchild in an Ohio court in certain circumstances. A grandparent may seek companionship or visitation when a child is born to unmarried parents, when the child’s parents divorce, legally separate, or otherwise terminate their marriage, or when a parent is deceased.
Additionally, grandparents may become involved in family law disputes for other reasons. Occasionally, grandparents may become involved in guardianship cases as potential guardians or witnesses for a prospective guardian. It is also not uncommon for grandparents to be called on as witnesses in family law cases where the grandparent had a close relationship with a child involved in the family law dispute.
Can the Court Modify Visitation Rights for Grandparents?
The court can typically modify or terminate your rights if there is sufficient legal reason to do so. This may be due to a change in circumstances that affects the best interests of the child.
If you are worried about continuing to see your grandchild due to a pending divorce between your son/daughter and their spouse, contact Laubacher & Co. online or via phone at (440) 336-8687 to learn more about your grandparents' rights.