As the divorce rate increases and child custody is often split among parents, a common misconception involving grandparents’ rights has arisen. Most people assume that child custody and visitation are established strictly among parents, such that grandparents have no legal stake in the matter. However, in the State of Kentucky, grandparents often have the right to reasonable visitation with their grandchildren.
Our attorneys provide dedicated advocacy for grandparents seeking to secure their visitation rights. We understand that grandparents can impart valuable life knowledge and provide additional support during a child’s formative years.
What Are Grandparents’ Rights?
Grandparents’ rights involve grandparents asserting their legal right to visitation of a grandchild. Grandparents often choose to enforce their rights where a parent purposely prevents them from seeing their grandchild or in cases where the grandchild’s wellbeing is threatened by neglect, abuse or addiction.
Grandparents’ Rights to Visitation in Kentucky
In Kentucky, grandparent visitation may be granted if the court determines among other things that it is in the best interests of the child. The court will make a decision based on an examination of a number of factors, including both the age of the grandchild and the existing relationship between the grandparent and grandchild.
As your dedicated legal representative, our attorneys will strive to demonstrate to the court that continual contact with a grandparent is in the child’s best interests. Contact us for dedicated family law representation.