Divorce affects more than just the couple dissolving their marriage and their children – extended family relationships are also impacted. In many North Dakota and Minnesota families, children of a couple pursuing a divorce have close bonds with cousins, uncles, aunts, and grandparents, but, of these, only grandparents rights are affirmed by law, if in a limited capacity.
The rights of a grandparent to visitation are not easily granted. If one or both parents are opposed to visitation, that may be sufficient enough for denial of rights. For consideration of visitation rights, a grandparent needs to show that a strong bond was formed between themselves and the grandchildren during the parent’s marriage and that the maintenance of this relationship is in the child’s best interest.
If you are a grandparent who’s concerned about maintaining the bond you have with your grandchildren whose parents are divorcing or if you are going through a divorce yourself and are curious about what rights your parents and your ex-spouse’s parents will have under Minnesota and North Dakota family law, contact the family law attorney team at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss. We have the broad knowledge to help you understand the factors that are considered in grandparents rights cases.
If you feel that the bond between grandparent and grandchild is too great to deny visitation, the North Dakota family law attorneys of O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss will help you fight for your rights as a grandparent. Tracy Lyson is an experienced family law attorney and will fight for your rights as passionately as you would. Call 701-235-8000 or 877-235-8002 today!