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Caring Advocates Protecting Your Bond With Your Grandchildren

There are few bonds as strong as grandparent and grandchild. The love you feel for the next generation of your family is hard to put into words. So, it is especially scary when someone or something threatens your access to your grandchild.​ When it comes to the sensitive subject of grandparents’ visitation rights, our team at Ruppert Law Firm LLC is here to stand beside you every step of the way.

We understand the unique challenges that come with family law matters. Our family law attorneys in Monroeville and Mt. Lebanon are committed to providing calm guidance through the emotional landscape of family disputes while simultaneously being fierce advocates for your legal rights.

Understanding Pennsylvania Grandparents’ Visitation Rights

Depending on the specifics of a situation, a grandparent may be able to petition the court for visitation, partial or even full custody of their grandchild. In many cases that our grandparents’ rights attorneys see, grandparents are trying to gain visitation time with their grandkids. These are the key factors that courts consider when advocating for grandparents’ visitation:

  • The death of one of the child’s parents
  • Whether the child has resided with the grandparent for an extended period
  • The separation or divorce of the child’s parents
  • The presence of addiction, mental illness or domestic abuse
  • The existing relationship between the grandparent and grandchild
  • The impact on the child’s emotional well-being
  • The preferences of the child, if they are of sufficient age to express a reasonable preference
  • The history of the grandparent’s involvement in the child’s life
  • Any potential interference with the parent-child relationship

Navigating the complexities of grandparents’ visitation rights can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Our grandparents’ rights lawyers are here to clarify the legal pathways available to you. We will make sure that your rights are protected in the family law system. We will protect the best interests of your grandchild by fighting for you to be in their life in whatever role that makes sense for your family.

Discuss Your Rights As A Grandparent With A Lawyer

It is never easy to know that you may have to fight for your relationship with your grandchild. But if you are a grandparent in the greater Pittsburgh area, Ruppert Law Firm LLC is here to help. ​If you are a grandparent looking to secure visitation rights or you have other concerns about your role in your grandchild’s life, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Please call 412-730-2187 or send us an email to schedule an initial consultation.