Grandparents Custody Rights
Grandparents Custody Rights
You really should get started on researching your grandparents custody rights when you’re a grandparent. I reside in a state in which we have grandparents legal rights regarding visitation as well as to take custody of our grandchildren should the child be taken away from the custody of their parents. I really believe a child needs to be placed with grandparents or even a family member before being placed into foster care.
Kinship care programs pertain to the care associated with young children furnished by family members rather than the parent. Grandparents are playing an ever-increasing part in kinship care of grandchildren because of family crisis,grandparents being younger as well as healthier than their own parents and their capability to raise grandchildren and strong research that there is benefits for the children to experience arelationship with their grandparents.
Courts can provide grandparents visitation with their grandchildren if it can be established to be in the child’s best interest. You will need to prove this relationship. My son is deceased(killed in a car crash)therefore, the courts may give me the same visitation rights he may have had providing child support is given that will help provide support for my grandchildren. Make sure you check into your states adoption laws. In my state the law states: Adoption cuts off the visitation rights of the grandparents unless the adoption is granted to a stepparent, and the grandparent’s child has not had his or her parental rights terminated.
Are you aware of your grandparent visitation rights? Are you or are you gonna be among the many grandparents raising grandchildren in the future? When you are at the crossroad of realizing that this can be in your not too distant future you definitely should familiarize yourself with your rights as a grandparent.
Most states are allowing grandparents visitation rights when grandparents can establish that it is in the best interest of the child. You will need to provide information to the court showing there has been a relationship with the child. You have three things that you should always remember as you petition the courts for custody as well as visitation:
1. The Courts Will Always Make The Final Decision A legal court normally takes the full responsibility of making the decision to protect the child against feelings of quilt.
2. The wishes of the child Most states yet not all will evaluate the wishes of the child but will likely take into account the age of the child. Most children need to have a relationship with their grandparents and enjoy spending time with them.
3. Kind of Custody You as a grandparent should consider if this arrangement would be a temporary situation or a permanent one. Knowing this in other wordsfor you to help your grandchild adapt to their new surroundings if they will be with you on a full time basis or helping them to understand how long they may be with you and away from their parents.
Children love their parents and the majority of the time they will be sad to have to be away from them. You will play a big part in helping them get through the changes in their lives when they come to live with you. Loving them unconditionally is very important. I feel like it is best to talk with them about their parents and not make them feel like that can not about how they feel. If a parent has gone to jail let them know how long to expect to be without them but let them know if and when they will return. Sometimes not knowing what is happening is worse than dealing with what has happened. Children need to be told the truth.