Grandparents’ Rights Lawyer in New Haven
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In the state of Connecticut, if a child’s parents are deemed unfit
or otherwise unwilling to provide suitable care, Grandparents can sometimes
custody. Much like a traditional custody battle between biological parents, this
process can prove to be an emotional endeavor for all involved parties
and are best handled with the trained eye of a seasoned family law professional.
If you are looking to receive custody of your grandchild, a trial-tested
Hamden family lawyer from Goldblatt, Marquette & Rashba, P.C. can
advocate on your behalf in court and guide you step-by-step through the
appropriate legal channels.
Contact our office online today to get started!
How Can Grandparents Gain Custody of Grandchildren?
There are several different ways that grandparents can be granted custody
of their grandchild in Connecticut, though they all share one common theme:
the biological parents must be either deceased, declared unfit to provide
care, or have abandoned the child.
Custody can be granted through the following methods:
- Adopting a grandchild after the courts rescind both parents’ rights
to the child
- Petitioning the probate court to name the grandparent as guardian
- Being awarded custody by the Superior Court following the divorce of the
- Assuming custody informally
The courts will conduct a thorough investigation of the grandparents to
determine if granting custody would be in the child’s “best
interests” before making a decision. While this term can be vague
at times, the courts will generally consider factors such as the grandparents’
financial situation, ability to provide adequate care, whether or not
the grandparents have a history of abusive behavior, the special needs
of the child, and the child’s desires. A highly knowledgeable attorney
from our firm can examine your unique situation and help you determine
most appropriate course of action to pursue.
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Custody battles can be extremely complex and sensitive matters, making
it crucial that you retain the services of a trusted attorney from our
firm to improve your chances of securing a desirable outcome. At Goldblatt,
Marquette & Rashba, P.C., we understand how precious your grandchildren
are to you and are prepared to do everything within our power to help
you maintain an active presence in their lives. Having been voted “Best
Law Firm” by New Haven Living magazine for two consecutive years, our
New Haven family law attorneys are equipped with the skills and extensive knowledge to guide you through
this difficult time and protect your rights every step of the way.
To discuss your situation with a highly knowledgeable legal professional
from our firm,
schedule an initial consultation today!