York and Harrisburg Grandparents Custody Attorney
Grandparents Custody Attorney will help you understand Grandparents rights in PA.
No firm will fight harder to get you custody of your grandchildren
If you are a grandparent and are concerned with being able to be a part of your grandchildren’s lives, we can assist you. Did you know that in Pennsylvania grandparents have custody rights to their grandchildren? An experienced Harrisburg PA grandparents custody attorney can ensure that you and your precious grandchildren maintain a close relationship.
You Have The Right – I Will Work To Get You There
Depending on the circumstances, grandparents have the right to request that a court award them custody rights ranging from supervised visitation to sole physical custody.
Whether a grandparent is entitled to supervised visitation/partial physical custody or primary physical custody of their grandchildren depends on the role the grandparent plays in the grandchildren’s lives and whether the grandchildren lack proper parental involvement. If you are not being allowed to be a part of your grandchildren’s lives or have concerns about the safety and welfare of your grandchildren, it is important that you speak to a knowledgeable and experienced Harrisburg PA custody lawyer to protect your rights. When deciding how to award custody of a child, a court must decide how to award both legal and physical custody of a child.
Legal custody is the ability of a parent or guardian to make major decisions on behalf of the child such as medical, religious and educational decisions. Physical custody is the actual physical possession and control of a child. Generally speaking, a grandparent who requests custody of a grandchild will be awarded limited physical custody of a grandchild like one visit per month for a few hours or perhaps a full weekend a month. Grandparents may be awarded right to be primary caregiver for grandchildren However, in the following circumstances, grandparents may be granted permission to serve as the primary caregiver for a grandchild:
- The grandparent(s) are in loco parentis to the child, meaning the grandparent(s) are acting in the role of a parent;
- The grandchildren are at risk due to parental abuse, neglect, drug or alcohol abuse or incapacity; or
- The grandchildren have resided with the grandparent(s) for a period of 12 months and are removed from the grandparents’ home by the parents.
Hire a client-focused firm with experience, passion and results to protect your rights
Whether you are concerned about maintaining a grandparent relationship with your grandchild or believe that you should be the primary caregiver for your grandchildren due to concerns for their welfare or safety, you need to speak to a knowledgeable and experienced Harrisburg PA grandparents custody lawyer now. Contact the Law Office of Roy Galloway by filling out the contact form on the left or by calling (717) 737-3300 for a free consultation.
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