Grandparents can be a crucial support system for a child. The bond shared between a child and the child’s grandparents are unmatchable. In certain situations, such as divorce, time spent with grandparents can be at risk. Fortunately, Indiana has laws that protect grandparents, in such circumstances. At Stoffel Law, LLC, we fight for grandmas and grandpas who wish to play an operational role in the lives of their grandchildren.
How can Stoffel Law, LLC help with your grandparent visitation case?
Stoffel Law, LLC assists grandparents from the Indianapolis area assert their rights to visitation and other related areas such as:
Why Stoffel Law, LLC?
As a grandparent being deprived of the opportunity to build a relationship with your grandchild, you can challenge for visitation rights. In certain instances, you may also challenge for complete custody. Either process can be complex, expensive and emotional if a conflict arises between the grandparents and the parent(s). For this reason, mediation or other pre-trial amicable resolution may be best, in such cases.
Mediation allows for the parties involved to privately discuss any issues in a way that is both time and cost-efficient. If you are interested in fighting for your rights as grandparents but do not want to spend the time and money litigating in court, Stoffel Law, LLC can help. We will walk you through the process of mediation and provide answers to any questions you have. If your matter cannot be resolved at mediation, we will diligently fight for your grandparental rights in court.
Are grandparents allowed visitation rights?
In the State of Indiana, grandparents may be given rights to see grandchildren, when such visitation would be in the grandchildren’s best interests. Grandparents can only ask for visitation rights under certain circumstances including:
- following the death of a grandchild’s parent;
- when the child was born outside of marriage (only applicable to the paternal grandparents, if paternity has been proven)
- following the divorce or dissolution of the grandchild’s parents’ marriage
If you are a grandparent with questions or concerns involving your rights with regard to your grandchildren, Stoffel Law, LLC is ready and willing to discuss your case.
Wondering if you are entitled to visitation time? Click here to arrange a free grandparent visitation consultation or call (317) 674-8222.