Riverside, CA asked in Family Law for California

Q: Can courts grant & allow visitation to my inlaws if we are both against them having contact with my kids???

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Susan G. Cohen
Susan G. Cohen
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your question is missing information. Are you and the other parent still married and living together? If the answer is yes, then you probably can ask the court that enter orders that prevent the in-laws from getting any visitation or custody. Even if you and the other parent or separated or divorced, you probably still have a right to ask the court to enter orders to keep the in-laws from having visitation or custody. If the other parent has died or become incapacitated, the In-laws may be able to ask the court for orders allowing visitation. But unless they can prove you are in unfit parent they are not likely to be successful. You should contact a lawyer near you who can give you advice about what to do, if the in-laws file for visitation or custody in court. You may want to hire an attorney who can help you communicate with the In-laws to make sure they understand your rights as a parent.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in California

A: You can file your objections with the court, and the judge will decide based on evidence. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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