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Colorado Springs Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys 

Sound Counsel for Grandparents Seeking Visitation Rights

Spending time with grandchildren can be wonderful and fulfilling for many elderly individuals. Sadly, life disruptions like divorce and separation can uproot these bonds, making it difficult to cultivate and maintain quality relationships with your grandchild. Unexpected obstacles can arise for grandparents following a divorce, even in families who are on good terms with each other.   

At The Gasper Law Group, we understand the legal stressors that come with seeking child custody and visitation rights in Colorado. That’s why our grandparents’ rights attorneys are committed to guiding grandparents’ steps with wisdom and care after divorce in Colorado Springs and beyond. For nearly twenty years, elderly couples and their loved ones have trusted our compassionate lawyers to help them navigate the legal intricacies of seeking child custody and visitation rights of their grandchildren in family court. 

If you’re seeking custody or visitation rights of your grandchild, call (719) 212-2448 to request a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney in Colorado Springs.

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Do I Need a Grandparents’ Rights Attorney?

If you’re seeking to establish or enforce your rights to visitation or custody of your grandchildren, especially in the midst of an ongoing divorce or unfit parenting, consulting with a skilled child custody lawyer can mean the difference between maintaining your relationship with your grandchild and walking away emptyhanded. 

Navigating the legal complexities of grandparents' rights can be challenging, especially without experienced representation. That’s why our knowledgeable grandparents’ rights attorneys are here to assist grandparents with various elements of their case, from filing a petition to submitting required paperwork correctly and on time. 

For those petitioning for grandparents’ rights, our firm can assist with:   

  • Understanding the legal landscape: Our attorneys can ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of grandparents' rights, empowering you to navigate your case wisely from start to finish.
  • Filing a petition: Our lawyers can assist you with drafting and filing all mandatory paperwork, ensuring that no important details are overlooked and all required forms are completed correctly, completely, and filed within important deadlines. 
  • Case preparation: Our attorneys help grandparents gather and present evidence effectively in court, capitalizing on their ability to provide a suitable environment for your grandchild to strengthen their case as much as possible.
  • Experienced representation: While we understand that not every family case needs to undergo litigation, our seasoned lawyers never shy away from the courtroom. You can count on our seasoned lawyers to advocate on your behalf in or out of the courtroom, presenting your case in a compelling way that highlights your dedication to your grandchild's welfare and well-being.
  • Navigating legal pitfalls: In complex cases, such as when parents contest your rights or the child's best interests are difficult to discern, our lawyers can utilize our extensive knowledge of family law and child custody to help you navigate any legal obstacles that may arise. 
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What Are Grandparents’ Rights in Colorado?

While grandparents don’t receive automatic rights to child custody or visitation, various provisions can allow grandparents to petition the court under certain circumstances. Under Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) §19-1-117, grandparents can generally request visitation rights in special situations. 

Common examples of qualifying circumstances include: 

  • The child's parents are divorced, legally separated, deceased
  • The child is not residing with a parent
  • The parents are deemed unfit or unable to properly care for the child

In these circumstances, grandparents would need to demonstrate that they can provide a stable, loving, and nurturing environment for the child. Our experienced grandparents' rights attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of your case in Colorado Springs by helping you file a petition, manage important deadlines, and gather relevant evidence to support your claim to custody or visitation rights of your grandchildren. 

When Can Grandparents Seek Custody or Visitation Rights? 

It’s essential to understand that family courts are required to prioritize the best interest of the child when making custody and visitation decisions. The judge can take various factors into account to determine the child’s best interests in a grandparents’ rights case, such as: 

  • The child's unique needs
  • The child's preference, if age-appropriate
  • The mental and physical health of all parties involved
  • The grandparent's capability to meet the child’s needs
  • Potential impacts on the child's physical and emotional health
  • The strength and quality of the existing bond between the grandparent and grandchild

Our Colorado Springs Grandparents' Rights Attorneys Can Help

At The Gasper Law Group, we understand the sensitive and delicate nature of family law cases, which is why our firm is committed to providing experienced representation to families throughout Southern Colorado. In life's most difficult seasons, it's important to turn to a family lawyer you can trust. From legal separation to high-asset divorces, our knowledgeable advocates have almost twenty years of experience prioritizing the needs of our clients in Colorado Springs and beyond. Our seasoned attorneys have handled thousands of cases, giving us a diverse background and skillset to prioritize your family’s needs while making your personal goals our own. 

If you’re seeking custody or visitation rights in Colorado Springs, our firm can guide your steps with wisdom and clarity. Contact us online or give us a call at (719) 212-2448 to discuss your case with our Colorado Springs grandparents' rights attorney today. 

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