Grandparents Custody & Visitation Rights
If a grandparent is willing to assume responsibility for the children in question, there are various circumstances in Pennsylvania under which that grandparent may seek legal or physical custody of their minor grandchildren on either a part-time or full-time basis. This is particularly true when the child has spent significant time sharing a home with the grandparent, when one or both parents are deceased, or when the child is in a situation where the potential for abuse exists. Additionally, grandparents who have functioned in a significant parental role, such as providing financial support to a minor grandchild, may also have a custody claim, irrespective of the child’s previous living arrangements.
The reality is that grandparents do have some clearly defined rights in Pennsylvania when it comes to the custody and visitation of their grandchildren. The family law attorneys with the DiOrio & Sereni, LLP can provide advice and counsel to grandparents who find it necessary to assert their custodial rights over grandchildren so as to ensure they are not improperly left out of the process or so as to otherwise ensure that the best interest and welfare of their grandchildren.
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