Grandparents' Rights Helping You Through the Difficult Times

Westport Grandparents' Rights Lawyer

Protecting Grandparents' Rights in Connecticut

At Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin of Westport, CT, we understand the deep and meaningful relationships that exist between grandparents and their grandchildren. Unfortunately, various circumstances can strain or even sever these connections, leaving grandparents feeling helpless and deprived of the joy of being a part of their grandchildren's lives.

That is why our dedicated team is here to advocate for grandparents' rights and help ensure that these precious bonds are preserved and nurtured.

Contact us today at (203) 428-4476 to schedule a confidential consultation. Let us fight for your grandparents' rights and help you maintain a meaningful relationship with your grandchildren.

Why Grandparents' Rights MatterĀ 

The bond between grandparents and grandchildren is often filled with love, support, and invaluable life experiences. Grandparents play a unique and vital role in the lives of their grandchildren, offering guidance, wisdom, and a sense of stability. They can provide a different perspective and serve as a source of unconditional love and emotional support.

Unfortunately, life can present circumstances that disrupt this vital connection. Divorce, the death of a parent, relocation, or estrangement can all contribute to strained relationships between grandparents and grandchildren. In these situations, it is crucial for grandparents to understand their legal rights and options to preserve their relationship with their grandchildren.

Understanding Grandparents' Rights in Connecticut

Connecticut recognizes the significance of the grandparent-grandchild relationship and has established legal provisions to protect grandparents' rights. Under Connecticut law, grandparents may petition the court for visitation rights or custody in certain circumstances.

To be granted visitation rights, grandparents must demonstrate that it is in the best interest of the child and that one of the following conditions is met:

  1. The child's parents have divorced, and visitation with the grandparent has been disrupted.
  2. The child was born out of wedlock, and the parents are not living together.
  3. The child's parent, who is the child of the grandparent, is deceased.
  4. The child has been adopted by a stepparent.

The court will evaluate the nature of the relationship between the grandparent and the grandchild, the wishes of the child if they are of appropriate age and maturity, and any other relevant factors to determine if visitation rights should be granted.

In cases where the child's best interest requires a change of custody, Connecticut law allows grandparents to petition for custody under certain circumstances. This may include situations where the child's parents are unfit, unable to care for the child, or if there are concerns regarding the child's well-being.

How Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin Can Help

Navigating the legal landscape surrounding grandparents' rights can be complex and emotionally challenging. At Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, we are dedicated to providing compassionate guidance and vigorous representation to grandparents seeking to protect and strengthen their relationships with their grandchildren.

Our experienced family law attorneys understand the nuances of Connecticut's grandparents' rights laws and have a track record of success in advocating for our clients. We will carefully evaluate your situation, explain your legal options, and develop a personalized strategy tailored to your unique circumstances.

Whether you are seeking visitation rights or custody, we will work diligently to gather evidence, present your case persuasively, and advocate for your rights in court. Our goal is to help you secure a favorable outcome that promotes the well-being of your grandchildren and strengthens the bond you share.

Contact Our Grandparents' Rights Lawyer in Westport Today

If you are a grandparent facing challenges in maintaining a relationship with your grandchildren, it is essential to take action promptly. Protecting your rights and preserving the connection with your grandchildren requires experienced legal representation.

At Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin of Westport, CT, we are here to support you every step of the way. Our compassionate attorneys will provide the guidance, advocacy, and reassurance you need during this difficult time.

Contact us today at (203) 428-4476 to schedule a confidential consultation. Let us fight for your grandparents' rights and help you maintain a meaningful relationship with your grandchildren.

Our Approach Trust Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin With Your Case

We understand that no two family law cases are alike. While our clients may be going through similar processes, each case brings a different set of circumstances involving family dynamics, personal histories, financial matters, specific legal needs, emotional challenges, and more. What works for one client may not work for you. We approach each case by taking the time to thoroughly understand all of the details of your unique situation. Our strategies can then be thoughtfully tailored to serve your specific goals and purposes.