It is well established that parents have clear rights in raising their children, and they are protected by constitutional guarantees and common case law. But what if one is a grandparent, and is having difficulty enjoying basic visitation with grandchildren? In other words, what can a grandparent do with an uncooperative child and overlooked grandchildren?
New Hampshire is unique in that it provides for certain grandparent's rights that are often forgotten or altogether overlooked. If you are a grandparent, you may be entitled to these rights. However, one must remember that the rights of parents are greater than the rights of grandparents, so a situation must meet certain criteria for a court to issue an order for grandparents' visitation rights.
Our team of Manchester family law attorneys are here to help you gain clarity. Because this area of law can often be overlooked or forgotten, it takes attorneys knowledgeable and experienced in the field to recognize certain criteria courts are looking for to establish these rights.
With the above criteria, courts must also evaluate whether circumstances exist and apply which would result in the absence of a nuclear family. This could come about due to death, divorce, separation, relinquishment, or termination of parental rights.
If you are dealing with any of the above scenarios, it is imperative you speak with a family law attorney who has a grasp of the field and healthy experience. Our Manchester family lawyers at Sekella Law, PLLC can review your case on a preliminary basis, and can begin the process of determining whether you meet criteria to petition for grandparent visitation. Contact Sekella Law, PLLC today for help in Manchester and surrounding cities.
Call (603) 686-7229 now to speak to a member of our team about getting legal representation.