Grandparent Visitation in Arizona: In the Child’s “Best Interests?”
As family law attorneys, we know it can be frustrating when it’s up to the court to decide the “best interests” of your grandchild(ren). It seems like it should be the most obvious thing in the world. You may be saying, “of course it’s in her best interests! A child needs Grandma and Grandpa!”
These types of determinations are frustrating, but keep in mind that these laws were put in place to keep your grandkids safe and secure during and after a Phoenix divorce. The good news is that, if you have been maintaining a loving and supportive relationship with your grandchild, you’re already halfway there. The court will consider many factors when you pursue grandparent visitation in Phoenix, including:
- Why you want court-ordered visitation
- How your relationship with the child has been in the past
- If it is best for the child to maintain a relationship with grandparents and extended family, especially if one of the parents has passed away
- How much time you are requesting and the impact the non-parental visitation time will have on the child’s daily life
If you would like to pursue grandparent visitation , contact one of our friendly and experienced family attorney today at 1-888-929-5292 for a completely free consultation to discuss your situation. We’d also like you to have a free copy of our book, Arizona Family Law – How to Handle Tough Issues in Tough Times.