Madison, Wisconsin Grandparents' Rights and Guardianship of Minors
In most cases, children are best served by having two strong, loving parents to raise them. But all too often, there are unfortunate circumstances in which the parents may not be available to provide the guidance and healthy role modeling that children need. As a grandparent, you may be able to petition for legal rights to contribute to raising your grandchildren. Madison family law firm Henry Family Law Offices, LLC can meet with you during a free consultation and speak honestly with you about your chances for custody and placement.
Wisconsin laws for grandparents' rights The Wisconsin courts strongly protect the rights of parents to raise their children. However, under some circumstances, Wisconsin courts do permit grandparents, or persons who have maintained a parent-like relationship with a child, to petition for visitation. If you feel that you are being denied access to your grandchild, Henry Family Law Offices, LLC can advise you as to whether your circumstances meet the criteria for the filing of such an action.
Obtaining guardianship of your grandchild There must be compelling circumstances before a court will grant the guardianship of a minor to a grandparent or other third party. However, such actions can be filed when there has been an extended abandonment of the child by the parents, or other similar circumstances exist that prevent either parent from reasonably fulfilling their parental duties. While such cases are difficult, when they are necessary, they can prove to be of vital importance to the minor children involved in the case. If you are questioning whether such court intervention is appropriate in your situation, the Madison child custody attorneys at Henry Family Law Offices, LLC are happy to meet with you to carefully evaluate whether you could seek relief from the courts.
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