Salt Lake City Grandparent Visitation Attorney
How Can a Salt Lake City Grandparent Visitation Attorney Help You?
People seek the assistance of a grandparent visitation attorney in Salt Lake City UT to help fight for the right to spend time with their grandchildren when the child’s parents are unable or unwilling to permit that. Over the years, Utah (like some other states) has decreased the legal rights that grandparents have to see their grandchildren. In 2015, the Utah Supreme Court said in a ruling that: “Grandparent visitation orders must be limited to the exceptional case where the failure to override the parent’s wishes would cause substantial harm to the child.”
Of course, sometimes grandparents believe that a child would incur “substantial harm” if they weren’t part of their lives. In other cases, one or both parents are deceased, incarcerated or otherwise unable to properly care for a child.
How Can Utah Grandparents Seek Visitation?
Naturally, it’s best when visitation can be worked out amicably within the family. However, that’s not always possible. In that case, it may be necessary to go to court and present your petition for visitation. An experienced Salt Lake City grandparent visitation lawyer knows the laws, the process and what factors should be presented to the court.
Utah law has what’s called a “rebuttable presumption” that a parent’s wishes about grandparent visitation are in the best interests of the child. A Salt Lake City grandparent visitation attorney will vigorously present your rebuttal case for why visitation with your grandchild is indeed in that child’s best interests.
Grandparent visitation lawyers in Salt Lake City UT understand the importance to children’s development of having a close, healthy relationship with their grandparents. In many cases, we know that grandparents help raise their grandkids and even serve as surrogate parents. To have that relationship severed is often unhealthy for children and devastating for grandparents
Contact Us to Arrange a Consultation
Call us or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our Salt Lake City grandparent visitation attorney to discuss your case. We’d like to help you remain in your grandchildren’s life.