Sacramento, CA asked in Family Law for California

Q: Can I file a grandparent visitation petition now, during pandemic; can I file emergency order for visitation?

I’m on RSDI, can I qualify for fee waiver to file grandparent visitation?

Child, age 4, was involved in DV incident a week ago in front of parents and my son, father of child, said hurtful comments to him, “ I never wanted you/ be a father, wished mother of child would have had an abortion”, and pushed child away or worse ( I was not present for this incident). The DV occurred twice within last 3 months. Father was arrested. This is why it’s urgent; child, my grandson, is scared of his father. He is out of home now...

We, myself and child, have a strong bond; I’ve spent time with him every chance his parents would let me. Unfortunately, not consistent when he was younger and continues through this date.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Steven Lance Bynum
Steven Lance Bynum
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In California Grandparents do not have visitation rights necessarily. You might think about filing an emergency guardianship petition in probate court if you already have them in your custody.

Shawna Murray agrees with this answer

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