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As A Grandparent, You Have Rights

While many think that priority is always given to a child’s biological parents, that is not always the case. As a grandparent, you have rights. If you have questions or concerns, talking things through with an experienced attorney is important. Nevins & McAllister, PLLC, has worked with clients throughout Pennsylvania who want to understand their options.

Understanding The Two Forms Of Custody

If you are nervous about losing your relationship with your grandchild due to divorce or death, we can help. There are two types of custody available, known as partial physical custody and supervised physical custody. Partial physical custody allows both grandparents and children to go on outings wherever they like. Supervised physical custody gives the custodial parent the right to decide where a meeting takes place. There are specific requirements that must be in place, regardless of what will work best for your family.

For children who have lived with their grandparents for twelve months or more, you can file for either form of custody within six months of the child being removed from the home. The court will always look at what is in the best interest of the child. Our job is to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. This means showing what a positive influence you have been on your grandchild, as well as how crucial your relationship is. We understand how nerve-wracking these cases can be and are here to advocate for you, every step of the way.

Call Now; Don’t Wait

Many people do not know where to start, which makes sense. Our attorneys can guide you in the right direction and discuss potential options. Call our office in Reading today to schedule a consultation at 484-258-2204. You can also email us by clicking here.