Helping Grandparents Provide The Best Care For Their Grandchildren
Grandparents often play an important role in the child-rearing and development of a child, sometimes more so than the parents themselves. In Georgia, grandparents have the right to seek custody of or visitation for a grandchild, depending on the circumstances surrounding his or her care.
If you are a grandparent and you are seeking custody or visitation rights, The Manely Firm, P.C., can help you. Our team of family lawyers have a strong command of the state laws surrounding custody, visitation, and adoption. We will use our knowledge to help you achieve your goals, always keeping in mind the best interests of your grandchildren.
Assertively Representing Grandparents In Georgia Custody And Visitation Cases
When a parent isn’t there for his or her child, someone must step in and think about the child’s well-being. Unfortunately, not all parents are mentally capable, financially fit, or physically available to take care of their children. This is where our firm can help.
With offices throughout the Atlanta Metro area including in Atlanta, Marietta, Cumming, and Lawrenceville, as well as in Columbus and Savannah, our comprehensive family law firm is committed to helping grandparents step in and take on an important role in their grandchildren’s lives.
Grandparents Do Have Rights In Georgia
Often, our clients come to us for help in seeking custody, guardianship, adoption, and visitation in situations where:
- A parent has died
- A parent is incapable of caring for the child due to injury, illness or disability
- A parent is incapable of caring for the child because of drug addiction, substance abuse or domestic abuse
- Life circumstances prevent a parent from providing for the child, such as armed forces duty or incarceration
- Divorce or separation
- A grandparent is already acting as the primary caregiver to the grandchild
When you consult with us, we will work closely with you to learn about your circumstance and to help you understand your rights under the grandparents’ right code in Georgia.
We want our clients to consider the levels of responsibility that go along with guardianship, custody, visitation and adoption in respect to their grandchildren. We help them do so by explaining how those choices they make will affect their lives, as well as the lives of their grandchildren.
Modifying Grandchild Custody And Visitation Agreements
In addition to helping you establish custody of your grandchild, we can assist you with making modifications to your agreements.
If you’re looking to obtain a new order or modification you need to consider a few key things. Legally speaking, you cannot just decide to take it upon yourself to change your custody or visitation agreement. You need to go through the legal steps to make it air-tight. However, this does not necessarily mean a lot of time or money needs to be spent.
A judge may consider a modification for a variety of reasons. These could be due to a change in lifestyle that might not positively affect the child’s best interest. Maybe an unforeseen move out of state or out of the country. It could also be related to stability in the home or a change in the child’s health requires special care.
We’ll Answer All Your Questions on Georgia Grandparents’ Rights
To talk with an attorney at The Manely Firm, P.C., call us toll-free at 866-687-8561 or complete our online contact form. Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Consultations about grandparents’ rights and custody issues are confidential.
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