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Grandparents' Rights

Cincinnati Grandparents' Visitation Rights

At the law office of Eric L. Anderson, LLC, we help grandparents throughout the Cincinnati area petition the court for visitation time, preserve their grandparent-grandchild bonds and protect the grandchildren they love.

Protecting Grandparent-Grandchild Bonds

Attorney Eric Anderson understands the strong ties many grandparents have with their grandchildren. When divorce or death threatens that bond, our firm helps grandparents protect their grandparent-grandchild relationships by petitioning the court for visitation or custody.

In Ohio, grandparents have visitation rights in limited circumstances. If the grandchild's parents are deceased, divorced or separated, grandparents may petition the court for visitation time. Ohio courts look at the best interests of the children when determining whether to award visitation to grandparents. Some of the factors considered include:

  • The existing grandchild-grandparent relationship
  • The wishes of the parents
  • Whether grandchildren will be emotionally harmed if prevented from seeing grandparents
  • The distance between the grandparents' home and the grandchild's residence
  • The grandchild's health and safety
  • The grandchild's wishes
  • Whether the grandparent is the primary caretaker of the grandchild

Grandparents can also petition the court for custody of their grandchildren in certain situations. When parents are deceased, or deemed unfit, grandparents may be granted custody.

Ohio Grandparents' Custody And Visitation Rights Lawyer

For more information about Cincinnati grandparent visitation rights, or to schedule a free initial consultation, call our Cincinnati law office today at (513) 813-0032, or contact us online. Together, we will help you preserve your grandparent-grandchild relationship and protect the children you love.