Grandparents’ Rights in Albuquerque, New Mexico
When a family crumbles, or a son or daughter dies, grandparents wonder whether or not they have the ability to ask for visitation or custody of the child. While there aren’t any distinct grandparents’ rights, certainly grandparent privileges are recognized by the court. The family law attorneys at The Justice Legal Group can help you understand visitation rights and child custody law in New Mexico.
Grandparents & Visitation
Sometimes following a divorce, grandparents find themselves cut off from their beloved grandchild, particularly if they are on the side of the non-custodial parent. Whether it is before or after a divorce, the family law attorneys at The Justice Legal Group will fight to arrange a visitation agreement so you can continue your precious relationship with your grandchildren.
Grandparents & Child Custody Law
If you’ve been the de facto caregiver of your grandchildren, your ability to gain custody is more viable. The New Mexico Kinship Guardian Act covers situations in which a parent has left a child with a grandparent for more than 90 days without appropriate care.
The process is made simpler when the parent consents to turning guardianship over to the grandparent. However, if they contest the guardianship, child custody law requires the court to appoint a mediator to look after the best interests of the child. It can be complex, but the attorneys at The Justice Legal Group can give you the advice you need.
Our Attorneys Can Help
The attorneys at The Justice Legal Group are familiar with complex grandparents’ rights, privileges, and child custody laws. We utilize the unique STAR method to build strong, lasting relationships with our clients. We understand how disconcerting it is to be cut off from your grandchild, and will use our experience to give you sound advice when it comes to your case. Contact us today for a consultation.