New Iberia, LA asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana

Q: AS A GRANDPARENT DO I HAVE ANY RIGHTS AFTER RAISING MY GRANDSON FOR 10 YEAR

1 Lawyer Answer

Mr. James Zitzmann

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: It depends on the circumstances. Who has legal custody of the child right now? If you have reason to believe either of the parents having custody is a danger, you could always file a petition yourself. Grandparents also may have a limited right to just visitation under certain circumstances; this mainly occurs with the death or incarceration of one of the parents, but there are also a few other very narrow exceptions.

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