Norcross Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys
For grandparents, our Gwinnett County child custody and visitation attorneys help to protect the rights and best interests of you and your grandchildren.
Grandparents and grandchildren share a special bond. When problems exist in the relationship between the actual parents, grandparents often play a major role in providing children involved with the love and stability they need. At Zimmerman & Associates, we work hard to protect your rights in these situations. With over 40 years of experience in serving families throughout Norcross and the surrounding areas, you can trust our Norcross grandparents’ rights attorneys to guide you in getting the best possible outcome in your case.
The state of Georgia acknowledges the important role grandparents play in their grandchildren’s lives and have laws in place to protect both parties when custody and visitation become an issue. Under Title 19, Chapter 7, Article 3 of the Georgia Code, grandparents may be entitled to file an action seeking visitation or inclusion in child custody plans. At Zimmerman & Associates, we can file the appropriate legal documents to defend and protect these rights in the following types of cases:
When parents are going through a divorce or separation;
When parents are unmarried or when paternity is an issue;
When one of the parents is incarcerated, receiving treatment, or serving overseas;
When one or both parents are deceased;
When the child has been removed from the parents care or when the parents’ rights have been terminated.
Our Gwinnett County child custody and visitation attorneys can assert your rights as grandparents in these situations, helping to ensure the relationship between you and your grandchild is protected. In making the decision to award visitation or custody rights to grandparents, the court generally looks at the current and previous relationship that exists between the grandparent and the grandchild and whether there has been a prior pattern of visitation and financial support.
At Zimmerman & Associates, we know how emotional and challenging it can be for grandparents going through custody and visitation disputes over grandchildren. We provide the compassionate client care and aggressive legal representation you need throughout the process to ensure your rights and your grandchildren’s best interests are protected. We can guide you in seeking the support services you need in this situation, including financial support in the event you do get full custody.
Raising grandchildren can stretch your resources, but help is available through the courts and through the Georgia Division of Family Services. Our Norcross grandparents’ rights attorneys can guide you in seeking child support from the parents, along with obtaining the legal documents needed to enroll your grandchildren in school and to make important decisions on their behalf.
When facing legal battles which have the potential to impact the safety and well-being of your grandchildren, Zimmerman & Associates acts as a strong legal advocate on your side. To request a confidential consultation to discuss your options, reach out and contact our Norcross grandparents’ rights attorneys today.