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Grandparents Rights in Colorado Springs

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In most families, parents usually believe that a relationship with their grandparents or great-grandparents benefits their child. Still, there are situations in which this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, a parent doesn’t have a good relationship with one or both of their parents, so they punish that parent by cutting them off from their grandchildren. Whether or not those disagreements are fair, you have rights in Colorado.

Liberty Law Center’s family law attorneys will work hard to ensure your voice is heard and you are fairly represented no matter how complex the disputes arise. Our dedicated team will be with you every step of the way. Call 719-579-1183 for a free consultation.

What is the Grandparents Rights Statute?

In Colorado, the general assembly found that:

  • A close relationship between grandparents and grandchildren can benefit the child’s health and well-being.
  • Grandparents give their grandchildren acceptance, patience, love, stability, wisdom, and support.

Because of these overwhelming benefits, grandparents have visitation rights. Just as with all child welfare cases, it must be noted that the child’s best interest is paramount, and the courts will always consider that first.

Modifications to Grandparents Visitation Orders

As with other custody visitation orders, a grandparent visitation order may be modified if the parent requesting the modification proves it is in the child’s best interest to change it. Colorado family law can be an overwhelming and complex maze, but you don’t have to figure it out alone. Liberty Law Center’s family law attorneys believe every family member deserves a seat at the table. We will work for you to ensure your rights as a grandparent are fully and fairly represented.

Violations of Grandparent Visitation Orders

If you have obtained a visitation order from the court and are still being kept from your grandchildren, you have additional rights. It is vital that you speak with the qualified family attorneys at Liberty Law Center to go over your options. You do not have to fight this alone. Our dedicated legal team is available to help resolve the challenges Colorado’s families face.

What is the Difference Between Grandparents Seeking Custody Rights and Grandparents Seeking Visitation Rights?

The primary differences between custody and visitation rights for grandparents are the same as for parents. When seeking full custody of a child, the grandparents want to raise their grandchildren in their home instead of their parent(s).

In a visitation situation, the children remain living with their parent(s), who are responsible for significant parenting decisions regarding the children’s health/welfare. However, as grandparents, visitation is granted on a specific schedule.

What Will Help My Custody Case?

In Colorado, three situations tend to lend themselves to grandparents more easily obtaining custody of their grandkids:

  • If the children have been removed from the home of their parents because of neglect or some other form of abuse. In Colorado, the Grandparents are the preferred placement over putting the child into the foster care system if the other primary parent is not an option.
  • Grandparents already have physical care for the children. If a grandparent has already been physically caring for their grandchildren, they can petition the court for custody to determine if formalizing the arrangement is in the children’s best interest.
  • If the Grandparents have had physical care of the children within the previous six months, they can petition the court to formalize the custody arrangement to determine if it is in the children’s best interest.

Be aware that grandparents’ rights are not automatic in Colorado Springs. It may be necessary to go to court to fight for your rights. During these trying times, compassionate legal assistance is essential to navigate the complexities of family law and ensure that grandparents’ voices are heard. Securing the legal help you deserve is crucial in advocating for your rights as a grandparent. Whether you are seeking visitation rights or custody of your grandchildren, having a knowledgeable and compassionate legal team on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. With the proper legal support, you can effectively present your case to the court and work towards a resolution that prioritizes the children’s best interests and your relationship with them.

Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, especially involving family dynamics and emotional complexities. With the professional legal assistance of Liberty Law Center, you can gain the support and guidance needed to make informed decisions and advocate for your rights as a grandparent. By making your voice heard and seeking the help you deserve, you can work towards a favorable outcome that preserves your role in your grandchildren’s lives and upholds your legal rights.

How Can I Make Sure My Rights As a Grandparent in Colorado Are Protected?

It is never easy to argue with family members. It is harder still when children are involved and when it becomes so heated that some might feel justified in using them as weapons against each other.

At Liberty Law Center, giving every client the help they deserve is paramount. We are a legal team that provides invaluable guidance and support throughout the process. We help grandparents understand their legal rights and explore all available options for maintaining a relationship with their grandchildren. In the face of legal battles, making your voice heard is essential. Grandparents should feel supported regarding matters involving their grandchildren.

Advocating for grandparent’s rights requires a persuasive and proactive approach. When communication breaks down and you feel like you are out of options, the lawyers at Liberty Law Center will fight for you. We believe everyone deserves a voice. Let us be yours. Call us at 719-578-1183 for a free consultation.

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