As a grandparent, how can I go about getting visitation with my grandchildren after a Phoenix divorce?

Many people underestimate the positive impact grandparents and extended family can have on children. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to maintain a strong relationship with your grandkids after a divorce, especially if your relationship with the parents seems to always be fraught with tension.

Thankfully, many states legally allow for grandparent visitation rights, and Arizona is one of them. The child must be a minor, and the court will need to determine that grandparent visitation is in the child's best interest. In order to obtain visitation rights as a grandparent in Phoenix, your situation will also need to meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • One of the parents is deceased.
  • One of the parents has been missing.
  • The parents were unmarried when your grandchild was born. 
  • The divorce was final at least 3 months prior to your request.

Certain time limits and restrictions may apply, so it is in your best interest to contact a friendly and experienced Phoenix family law attorney with any questions or concerns. At Curry, Pearson & Wooten, we would be happy to discuss your situation in a free legal consultation, which you can schedule by calling 1-888-929-5292 today. We can walk you through each step of the process and make sure that everything you need is obtained, properly prepared, and delivered.

Additionally, we think you might find it helpful to read through our free book, Arizona Family Law - How to Handle Tough Issues in Tough Times.