Years Of Experience With Grandparents' Rights

Many grandparents have close relationships with their grandchildren — a unique connection built on mutual affection and learning that spans generations. But, in some families, conflicts with the parents and other dynamics make things difficult. A parent may forbid the grandparents from seeing their grandchildren, or a grandparent may need to step in and raise a grandchild if the parent is unfit.

At Graff & Associates, LLC, we have significant experience with cases involving grandparent rights in Montgomery County, Bucks County, Philadelphia County and beyond. Each case is different. Sometimes we serve grandparents. Other times, we represent parents. No matter the situation, our clients experience the same thing: professional, ethical representation from attorneys who truly care about their well-being.

Understanding How Pennsylvania Law Affects Grandparents

Pennsylvania law protects the rights of grandparents, and this is rather unusual. While most states merely have case law, we have a written statute regarding grandparents' child custody and visitation.

Pennsylvania's grandparents' rights statute most often applies in situations where a son-in-law or a daughter-in-law denies grandparents' time with their grandchildren. In these cases, grandparents are able to take legal action to protect their rights and their relationships with the kids. Under the statute, courts consider the pre-existing relationship between grandchildren and grandparents, as well as whether child custody and visitation are in the child's best interests.

Don't Face The Court System Alone

Whether you are bringing a grandparents' rights action or opposing one, it is critical to have an experienced family law attorney by your side. Any mistake can be costly — both in terms of money and in terms of relationship. Don't take risks; hire a professional to represent your interests.

At Graff & Associates, LLC, we draw upon our decades of experience to pursue the best possible results for our clients. Count on us to stand up for you and your rights with compassion and diligence. To set up a free consultation, simply call our Jenkintown and Philadelphia lawyers at 215-649-7395. You can also reach us online.