Grandparent Rights to Visitation
Advice If You’ve Lost Access to Your Grandchildren
When it comes to
divorce, the rights and interests of grandparents can be lost or ignored by the
separating parents and by the courts. In recent decades, states have been
working to reverse that trend, believing that an ongoing relationship
with grandparents is in the child's best interests. Since 1995, the
same year that Richard L. Morris Co., L.P.A. first opened its doors, the
state of Ohio has maintained a process through which grandparents can
enforce their visitation rights to their grandchildren.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
In the State of Ohio, the biological parents will always have rights to
their children. Unless the parents have major issues with drug, alcohol,
or a criminal history, the courts may not favor a grandparent over a parent.
According to Ohio law, court-ordered visitation can be obtained if:
- The parents of your grandchildren are divorced or going through a divorce
- The parents of your grandchildren are unmarried
- A parent of your grandchild is deceased
Need Help with Grandparent Visitation?
The family lawyer at Richard L. Morris Co., L.P.A., has a 25-year track
record in Franklin County. If you're being denied access to your grandchildren,
even if your own son or daughter's visitation rights have been suspended,
we can help restore your relationship. Your
initial case evaluation is free and we're more than happy to lay out the various options available
to you. Though voluntary visits are always to be preferred, the state
of Ohio recognizes the crucial role grandparents play in the lives of
We understand how important your grandchildren are and how important it
is to keep your relationship going. No matter how complicated the case,
you'll find us to be direct and to the point about your options.
at (614) 656-4252 to schedule a meeting.