You Have The Right to Have Rights
You’ve raised your children, and now they’re raising children of their own. This can be a beautiful thing to behold. However, sometimes things don’t go as planned, and your future relationship with your grandchild(ren) is put in jeopardy. Life changes like divorce, separation, adoption, incapacitation and even incarceration can affect the status of your relationship with your grandkid(s).
Unfortunately, grandparents have no constitutional protection of their rights. In the event that your child is no longer involved in your grandchild’s life, it may be difficult for you to remain involved since you have no legal right. Luckily, your situation is not completely hopeless. You can enlist the services of an experienced Grady County grandparents’ rights attorney at Wirth Law Office to help you establish your rights as a grandparent in Oklahoma.
It’s In Your Grandchild’s Best Interests
Oklahoma family law lets courts decide if it’s best for the grandchild if the grandparents have visitation rights or custody. If your child divorces his/her spouse and does not retain custody of his/her child, you must go to court to fight for the right to visit your grandchildren. In case your child has an unplanned pregnancy and chooses to put the baby up for adoption, you must fight for the right to be part of that baby’s life. Perhaps your child is incapacitated or incarcerated. Without permission from your grandchild’s other parent, you must fight for the right to maintain a relationship with your grandchild.
You may wonder how you can prove that it’s in your grandchild’s best interests to have you in their life. The court takes many factors into consideration. Your responsibility is to make an effort with your grandchild and prove that effort. Anything you have done to preserve your relationship with your grandchild works in your favor. It could be something as simple as phone calls or emails. However, stronger efforts such as overnight stays, vacations, and financial contributions hold more sway. Grady County grandparents’ rights attorneys can help you strengthen your proof.
The more involved you have been in your grandchild’s life, the more involved you are likely to stay. Conversely, if you rarely visited or communicated with your grandchild, it will be harder for you to gain rights to see them. If you have had an ongoing and beneficial relationship with your grandchild, you have the best chance of continuing that relationship.
Family relationships can be a touchy subject. It is easy for emotions to overflow and clog reason. At Wirth Law Office, our Grady County grandparents’ rights attorneys will approach this sensitive matter in a sensible and effective manner. While showing emotional investment in your grandchild can help your case, you want to take care not to be excessive. It’s also important to present logically sound reasons why you should stay involved in your grandchild’s life. The court wants proof that you improve the life and well-being of your grandchild.
Free Consultation with a Grady County Grandparents’ Rights Attorney
Grady County grandparents’ rights attorneys at Wirth Law Office can aid you in proving that your relationship with your grandchild is valuable not only to you but also to your grandchild. We understand the importance of family, including extended family. If you are in a situation where your right to continue being a part of your grandchild’s life is at risk, let us help you. We know how to handle your case with compassion and strength. We will do our best to achieve an outcome that benefits both you and your grandchild. For a free consultation with an Oklahoma grandparents’ rights attorney, call us at (405) 272-4100 or fill out the form at the top of this page.