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Understanding Grandparents’ Rights In Minnesota

Are you a grandparent who is concerned about the welfare of a grandchild? Are you a grandparent who would like to explore your options regarding visitation rights or grandparent custody? At Dwire Law Offices, in Lakeville, Minnesota we help Minnesota grandparents take legal action. We help grandparents care for and see the grandchildren whom they love so much.

Grandparents’ custody rights are an important part of family law. Our Burnsville grandparents’ rights attorney, Todd Dwire, provides supportive, experienced, and effective legal guidance to grandmothers and grandfathers throughout the Twin Cities metro area in Rice County, Dakota County, Washington County, Scott County, Hennepin County and Ramsey County.

Advocating For Your Right To See Your Grandchildren

For most grandparents, there is perhaps no greater joy than spending time with their grandkids. Unfortunately for some, a grandparent’s access to their grandkids may be intentionally or unintentionally blocked during divorce proceedings or after a divorce once child custody has been decided.

Under Minnesota law, grandparents can be granted visitation during divorce proceedings. Visitation rights can be granted if it is in the best interests of the child (or children) and if it does not hinder the relationship between a parent and their child.

Understanding Child Custody In Minnesota

Under Minnesota law, child custody is determined by evaluating the best interests of the child. Therefore, grandparents can have regular access and visitation if the court determines it is in the child’s best interests. There are several considerations to keep in mind when pursuing grandparent custody, including how the parents conduct themselves during their divorce proceedings.

Securing Grandparent Custody

In the state of Minnesota, a grandparent can be appointed as a guardian or given grandparent custody. If a grandparent is a primary caregiver or concerned about the well-being of their grandchildren, they should contact an experienced family law attorney.

A parent could be declared mentally or physically unfit if our Lakeville grandparents’ rights attorney can prove:

  • Neglect
  • Abuse
  • Abandonment
  • Domestic violence
  • Mental illness
  • Alcohol dependency
  • Drug use

If you are a grandparent interested in exploring your rights and custody options, Dwire Law Offices can assist you with seeking grandparent custody.

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Grandparent Custody Lawyer

To discuss your grandparent custody concerns with an experienced Apple Valley, Eagan, Shakopee, Savage and Prior Lake attorney, contact our Lakeville office to schedule a free consultation. We help grandparents throughout the Twin Cities metro area in Scott County, Washington County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Hennepin County seek grandparent custody. You can reach us by calling 866-442-9693 or by filling out our online contact form.