Protect Your Right To Be Involved In Your Grandchild’s Life
The relationship between a grandchild and a grandparent can be one of the most meaningful connections in your life. Sometimes, a grandparent is cut off from their grandchildren after a divorce. As a grandparent, you have the right to take legal steps to maintain contact with your grandchildren through visitation rights, custody or guardianship of your grandchild.
If you are kept away from your grandchildren, don’t hesitate to assert your rights as an important part of their lives. You don’t deserve to be isolated from them. At the O'Neill Law Firm in La Crosse, our attorney can help you fight back and secure your rights to see your grandchildren in Wisconsin. Whether in the courtroom or settling before trial, you can rely on our experienced grandparents’ rights attorney to fight for you.
Your Grandchildren Need You; Don’t Let Anyone Keep You Away
Visitation rights granted to grandparents or other family members commonly happen when a child’s family is not intact. In these instances, the court determines they need contact with family members to maintain their best interests and help them become well-adjusted and healthy adults. The court can also grant visitation rights when a child is placed in foster care, or the parents prevent the grandparents from seeing the child.
Wisconsin courts recognize the right of grandparents to file for visitation. When you petition a court for visitation, the most important thing to prove is that the visitation would be in the child’s best interests.
Courts will consider several factors in making that determination, including:
- The child’s relationship with the grandparent
- The grandparent’s relationship with the parent
- Amount of contact with the grandchild and the last contact
- How visitation time will impact the child’s time with their parents
At O'Neill Law Firm, we aggressively advocate for grandparents for their right to see their grandchildren. With decades of experience helping clients in different areas of family law, we know how emotional and contentious these situations can be. Our attorneys are client-focused and driven to help you get what you need.
We Can Help You Protect Your Grandchildren
We know how important your grandchildren are to you, and we want to help secure your right to see them. Don’t let yourself get ignored or pushed aside by the legal system or by the child’s parents. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at 608-519-4816 or by filling out an online contact form.