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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 be granted 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 grandparents' rights lawyer from Goldblatt, Marquette & Rashba, PC, P.C. can advocate on your behalf in court and guide you step-by-step through the appropriate legal channels.
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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 child’s parents
- 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 the 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, PC, P.C., our grandparents rights attorneys 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 grandparents' rights 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.
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