Q: Long story short,4 yrs ago, my ex-husband adopted our 2 youngest grandsons, our daughter is mentally unstable. I have
The boys, with few exceptions, every weekend, holiday's and vacations. My question is what needs to be done so I can get custody of them should or when my ex can't? Do I have grandparent rights ?
A: If you have had a long standing visitation arrangement as well as a positive relationship with your grandchildren, and have evidence that it is in the child’s best interest that they remain in your care, then you may have a case to motion for joint custody. The right to child custody is only given to the child’s biological parents, therefore it is the burden of any other relative, grandparent or otherwise, to prove to the court that custody or visitation with that individual is in the child’s best interest. There are many factors involved in grandparent custody cases, therefore it’s best that you speak with an experienced Family Law attorney to discuss the details of the case and what options you may have.
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