If You Are Being Denied Access to Your Grandchild, We Can Help
Grandparents' rights to visitation are recognized by Pennsylvania law. The courts understand the importance to children of maintaining the loving and supporting relationship with grandparents. When a parent seeks to punish a former spouse and his or her family by denying access to children, there are specific legal actions that can be taken to protect the grandparents' rights to visitation.
You need to be assertive in these matters. Simply complaining to the courts that your grandchild's parent is preventing you from seeing your grandchild is unlikely to produce results. You may need the help of an experienced family law attorney who can put together a compelling argument as to why the court should issue an order mandating visitation.
At the State College law firm of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C., we are trial lawyers. Hiring a trial lawyer to handle a grandparents' rights issue does not mean that the case will end up in a courtroom battle. What it does mean is that you are serious about protecting your right to see your grandchildren and are willing to fight for what is right, if necessary.
The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. can help grandparents assert their rights to visitation in courts throughout central Pennsylvania and beyond, in communities such as Bellefonte, Altoona, Bedford, Huntingdon, Lewistown, Lock Haven, Clearfield, Williamsport, Harrisburg, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bloomsburg. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Don't Let the Kids Get Caught in the Crossfire
When grandparents are denied their rights to spend time with their grandchildren, it is almost always as a result of a bitter dispute. Emotions are probably running high. Some of the parties may have lost sight of what is best for the children. Some may have let anger or a desire for revenge blind them to the harm they may be doing.
We are very aware of how complicated and sensitive these situations can be. We know that the lines of communication have probably broken down. We apply our proven negotiation skills and thorough understanding of the law to the task of bringing a situation back on track and refocusing the conversation on what is most important — the best interests of the child or children in question.
If an amicable solution cannot be reached, however, we are always prepared to aggressively advocate our clients' position in court. Contact us today to learn more about your options in a free consultation.