- Family Law Overview
- Division of Assets
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Divorce Modifications
During custody battles and fierce divorces, the important grandparent-grandchild relationship is often overlooked. The bond between a grandparent and a child can be special and needs to be maintained. During a divorce or separation, a parent may deny visitation to a set of grandparents. Alternatively, if one parent passes away, the other parent may also deny visitation. Under these circumstances, a family law lawyer in Rhode Island can help the grandparents win visitation rights.
Rhode Island law states that grandparents can petition for visitation with their grandchildren in family court. A court can help design an effective visitation plan that works for both the grandparents and the grandchild. To grant visitation, the court must find that:
In cases where the parents are deceased or unfit to care for the child, a grandparent may petition for full or partial custody, or guardianship of the child. A grandparent may even be able to fully adopt the child. A Providence adoption attorney can thoroughly explain these options.
The goal of family court is to protect children’s welfare, safety and security. Kirshenbaum Law Associates helps grandparents achieve the visitation or custody rights that can ensure the child’s happiness and well-being.
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