If you are trying to fight for your grandparents rights for visitation of your grandchildren after there has been a divorce or death between their parents, you may not know where to turn for advice. Or if you are a grandparent raising grandchildren you should research you legal rights. The laws are different in each state and you may need to know what is permitted in the state that you live in. If your grandchildren live in another state from you, you will need to know what the laws permit in the state they reside in as that will be the determinant for what your rights are as grandparents.
When the situation arises where you find you are no longer able to see your grandchildren as often as you would like or even at all due to conflicts with the custodial parent after a divorce or death, you may need help. Knowing that there are sites and services available to you with a few clicks of the mouse may be a comfort in this time of need. If you have many questions you wish to find answers for, these sites are geared to provide you with a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on, and a source of strength in your trying times. The following are a few sites you can visit to find the answers you seek.
There are great articles that will share some history of grandparents rights, some facts to review so you will know how the courts work when deciding the rights of everyone involved, and shares some ideas for prevention or solutions for the issues that arise in cases such as yours. There are also some links at the bottom of the article for resources such as child custody forms for each state, a link for the “National Association For Community Meditation-when looking for help with a conflict or situation where there seems no way to resolve things, and a link to a site that offers a free “Grandparents Visitation Rights” course so you will know what to expect in court or any other legal issues you may need to have knowledge about to petition for your grandparents legal rights.
This is a good site written by the help of lawyers that will help you determine what your grandparents legal rights are whether you are just looking for visitation rights or trying to petition for custody. You will also be able to find a lawyer who specializes in cases like yours in the state you live in. You can also post specific questions and have them answered by a lawyer on the site.
This is another great site maintained by a group of lawyers who have years of experience fighting for grandparents rights. This forum/blog covers topics and questions for all of the states in the U.S.A. With tons of articles there is sure to be an answer for anything you may be looking for.This forum is full of active participants who have experienced divorce and the loss of visitation with their grandchildren. Here you can find help and support for yourself as you go through your journey to obtaining your grandparents legal rights to be in your grandchildrens lives.
Here is another forum that will help you find the answers you need to your problems. You can share in the experiences of other grandparents just like you, or gain legal and expert advice from the professionals who have dealt with cases such as yours for years and helped many grandparents reunite with their beloved grandchildren. If you are still looking for more information to help you learn your grandparents legal rights, you can also visit your local library, or government agencies that help in Family Matters. There is help for you. Grandparents raising grandchildren have more resources for help and information than ever before.