Do Grandparents Have Child Custody And Visitation In Ohio?
Grandparents play a special and important role in a grandchild’s life. Unfortunately, there are times when that relationship is put in jeopardy, such as when a grandchild’s parents divorce, one parent dies or a grandchild’s parents are not married. While the rights of Ohio parents override those of a grandparent, there are cases in which grandparents may be able to obtain visitation or companionship rights.
At Kroener Hale Law Firm, in Batavia, our lawyers represent grandparents throughout southeast Ohio in child custody and visitation cases. We know that the bond between grandchild and grandparent often fulfills an important need in a child’s life, and we work to present compelling evidence that demonstrates why this relationship must be protected and preserved.
When A Grandparent Assumes A Primary Caretaker Role
In some cases, circumstances may compel an Ohio grandparent to take on the role of a grandchild’s primary caretaker or legal guardian. Our attorneys can assist grandparents who are serving as a grandchild’s caretakers and providing for a child’s educational and medical needs — sometimes without court involvement. We also represent grandparents who wish to take steps to obtain legal custody of a grandchild both with and without involving Ohio’s public children’s services agencies.
Additionally, we also assist parents who have concerns that a child’s relationship with his or her grandparents is damaging to his or her physical or emotional health and well-being.
To learn more about grandparent rights in Ohio and how we can assist in matters related to visitation and custody, call a lawyer at 513-716-5940. Alternatively, you may also send an inquiry to our Batavia law firm through our online contact form.
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