Grandparents Often Seek Visitation Rights After Divorce
Sometimes bad feelings resulting from a divorce can spill over into the relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild’s parents. Death can have the same effect, causing a grandparent to lose first a child and then contact with a grandchild.
If you are a grandparent who has been prevented from seeing your grandchildren in Colorado, you may have legal options. At The Offices of Keane Law, LLC, in Boulder, our lawyers can advise you about your rights as a grandparent. We offer a free 30-minute consultation to answer your questions.
Do I Have A Right To See My Grandchildren?
Colorado is a grandparents’ rights state. This means that you have a right to seek a court order granting reasonable visitation time with your grandchild if visits have been cut off. However, it’s not always easy for grandparents to win their case. Our lawyers will help you build the strongest case possible.
By law, the court will assume that the parent was correct in cutting off grandparent visits. This legal presumption places the burden of proof on the grandparent to show the court by clear and convincing evidence that visitation between the grandparent and the grandchild is in the grandchild’s best interests.
The parent with legal custody of the child will have an opportunity to file an affidavit to oppose grandparent visitation. The court may order family counseling or mediation before the case is heard in court.
Please contact The Offices of Keane Law, LLC, for a free 30-minute consultation with our grandparents’ rights attorneys.