Sarpy County Grandparents Rights Lawyer
What Are My Rights as a Grandparent?
Maintaining a loving grandparent-grandchild relationship is essential for ensuring that the child receives the care and guidance they need throughout their formative years. Sadly, some grandparents may be denied seeing their grandchildren for any number of reasons. However, grandparents do have rights under certain circumstances, and they can petition the court to seek visitation with their grandchildren. The process can be long and arduous, and it's best to handle it with the help of an attorney who has a thorough understanding of family law.
At Reagan Melton & Delaney, we genuinely care about helping grandparents have a role in their grandchildren's lives. If you are seeking visitation, reach out to our Sarpy County lawyers today. With compassion and sensitivity, we will adeptly handle your matter and help you navigate the complexities of the process. One of our top priorities is to be accessible and available to our clients. When you have a question or a concern about your case, you can trust that we will respond promptly with well-researched and well-informed answers. Our attorneys have 150 years of combined experience and work together on the cases we handle, and we will seek a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Discuss your situation and goals with us by calling (402) 226-1899 today.
The Process of Obtaining Grandparent Visitation
In Nebraska, to obtain grandparent visitation, specific conditions must be met. At Reagan Melton & Delaney, we will assess your situation and discuss your rights and options for pursuing visitation.
To begin the process of seeking visitation, you must file an action with the district court in the county your grandchild lives. However, if your grandchild's parents are divorcing or divorced, you must submit your request to the court where the dissolution of marriage proceedings have or are taking place.
The court process can be overwhelming. Our Sarpy County grandparent visitation lawyers will be by your side, helping sort out everything. We will ensure that you are represented accurately and completely and determine whether or not your grandchild's family is going through a legal matter that may affect where your petition is sent.
After filing an action, parties will be required to attend mediation before the case is scheduled for trial. The burden rests on the grandparent to demonstrate that a significant beneficial relationship exists, or has existed in the past, between the grandparent and the child and that it would be in the best interests of the child to allow such relationship to continue. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-1802(2).
The judge's decision will be based on whether or not clear and convincing evidence demonstrates that:
- A grandparent-grandchild relationship has been established is beneficial;
- Grandparent visitation would be in the best interest of the child; and
- Visitation will not obstruct the parent-child relationship
At Reagan Melton & Delaney, our compassionate team will help prepare for your hearing. We will let you know what to expect and how to effectively present your case.
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If you are a grandparent seeking visitation, our attorneys are here to help you. We will provide legal support throughout your case and deliver the quality representation you need.
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“My recent case was settled in my favor. The firm as a whole is well-run, efficient in management, perfectly reliable, and professional.”- Jan R.
“We would like say how grateful we are to Rick Whitworth and the firm of Reagan Melton and Delaney and their staff for the friendly service guiding us through the legal system.”- Henry & Sandra V.
“Steve genuinely cares about his clients. I was confident that he always had my best interest at heart. He consistently provided me assurance while working diligently through the legal aspects of my case.”- Debbie D.