What You Need to Know About Grandparent Visitation

November 18th, 2016

In a child custody case, a Hillsboro Oregon divorce attorney is focused on the parent they’re representing, and what’s in the best interest of the children.

Grandparents welcoming kidsYet, there’s another group of people affected by divorce, albeit not as significantly as the children and parents. That group is the extended family. Child custody cases can negatively affect relationships with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and more.

In most cases in Oregon, grandparents do not have the ability to receive court-ordered visitation.

There is an exception.

Grandparents may be able to petition the court for visitation if the child physically lived with them for a period of time, and severing their relationship would be detrimental to the child.

Unless those conditions are met, grandparents may have no legal right to visit their grandchildren.

If you’re a grandparent who wishes to establish visitation rights, you need the help of an experienced Hillsboro Oregon divorce attorney. You need to contact Ronald Johnston.

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