Given the numerous contexts in which the separation and divorce process plays out, grandparents are among those affected in instances where a parent loses visitation rights or when the parent of a child dies. While the state of Georgia recognizes the importance of the relationship between grandparent and grandchild, the legal standing of grandparents seeking visitation is complicated at best. Thus, the rights of grandparents to seek visitation is awarded on a case by case basis. The power rests in the hands of the judge to determine if the child’s health or welfare would be harmed without some contact with their grandparents.
Augusta attorney Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., remains a trusted liaison and advocate for families in transition, following a divorce, custody battle or death. For grandparents seeking visitation, attorney Kennedy devotes ample time and resources, helping establish your rights. To schedule a free consultation, contact the law firm of Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., today.
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For many families across Georgia, the grandparent-grandchild relationship is a treasured one and a source of happiness and joy. Yet, in the crosshairs of divorce, grandparents may discover that they have little to no visitation rights. Even so, special circumstances might lead the court to determine that the best interests of the child could be harmed without some contact with his grandparents.
For example, if a child lived with his grandparents for six months or longer prior to a divorce or change in family dynamics, the child would likely benefit from regular time spent with his grandparents. Additionally, if the grandparent has provided financial or emotional support for the child, or if the child was accustomed to visiting with the grandparent, regular visitation may prove to be a source of comfort for both sides.
With a strong record of commitment to clients in Evans and Richmond County, attorney Fred M. Kennedy is well versed in family law. He is experienced in helping clients find peaceful solutions that last. To discuss your case with attorney Fred Kennedy, contact his Augusta law firm today.