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Helping Nebraska Grandparents Preserve Their Rights

Welcome to our law firm GordenLaw, LLC, where we champion grandparents’ rights in Nebraska. The bond between a grandmother or grandfather with their grandkids is unique, often providing immense emotional support and stability crucial for the child’s well-being. However, there are times when this bond is threatened, and a grandparent seeking visitation becomes a legal challenge.

We handle such cases, guided by a deep understanding of Nebraska’s laws regarding grandparents’ rights. Over the years, we have successfully represented numerous grandparents asserting their rights. Whether it’s securing visitation rights or even custody in certain situations, our track record speaks volumes about our commitment to this cause. Our clients’ testimonials echo our dedication, attesting to the empathy, professionalism, and experience we bring to each case.

But more than just our legal acumen, our holistic approach sets us apart. We understand that these cases involve much more than legalities – they involve families. And so, we ensure that while we fight for your rights in court, we also provide the emotional support and assurance you need during this challenging time.

If you’re a grandparent in Nebraska seeking to assert your rights, we’re here for you. Reach out to us, and let’s explore how we can help keep your precious bond with your grandchildren intact. Call 402 798 4462 for a strategy session today!

What is a Grandparent’s Right to Visit Grandchildren in Nebraska?

Grandparents can visit their grandchildren in Nebraska based on certain circumstances. In general, grandparents can seek visitation rights if one of the parents has died or is not involved in the child’s life due to a court order, such as adoption, divorce, or legal separation. The grandparent must also demonstrate that they have had an ongoing relationship with the child and that visiting them will be in their best interest.

If a parent objects to a grandparent’s request for visitation, then it is up to the courts to decide whether granting visitation would benefit both parties involved. Nebraska courts consider factors such as whether there has been any evidence of physical abuse by either party, how much time has passed since the last contact between grandchild and grandparent, and other considerations when making its decision.

Grandparents do not automatically get visitation rights. They need to go through proper channels and establish a bond before seeking visits from their grandchildren for these requests to be taken seriously by Nebraska Courts. At GordenLaw LLC, we work on such cases throughout Nebraska and can help you too.

How are Grandparent’s Rights Determined?

In Nebraska, grandparents may seek court-ordered visitation rights with their grandchildren under specific circumstances. These include situations where the child’s parents are deceased, divorced, or have never been married, but paternity has been legally established.

Gaining custody of a grandchild is more challenging. A Nebraska court typically does not award custody to grandparents based on superior parenting abilities or better means of providing for the child. Custody may only be granted if the child’s parents are proven unfit, and it is in the child’s best interest for the grandparent to have custody.

Nebraska’s grandparent visitation statutes are narrowly drawn, prioritizing parental rights while considering the child’s best interests. This makes the legal process for gaining grandparents’ rights in Nebraska potentially overwhelming, making our firm’s assistance something to strive for.

What If My Grandchild’s Parent Is Keeping Me Away From My Grandchild?

As a grandparent, it can be extremely difficult to find yourself separated from your beloved grandchild due to the choices of their parent or parents. It’s important to remember that even though you may feel helpless, legal options are available for you.

You may have the right to file for visitation rights with your grandchild. A court typically determines visitation rights based on what is in the best interest of the child. The court will consider various factors when making this decision, such as the grandparent’s relationship with their grandchild, the parenting style of each parent/guardian, and any other relevant details regarding why access is being denied.

In Nebraska, some laws allow grandparents to petition for visitation rights if they meet specific criteria. If both parents are living together and married, then both must agree to grant visitation rights unless one has been proven unfit or neglectful. If one or both parents are deceased or have been absent from their child’s life for at least six months consecutively, then a grandparent may be able to petition without the consent of both parents.

While separation from your grandchild due to a parent’s choices may feel impossible and unfair, legal means are available depending on your location and circumstance – although achieving success is not always guaranteed. Before taking any steps towards pursuing visitation rights in court, understand all applicable laws in your area and consult with a family law attorney from our firm who could guide how best to proceed with your case.

Why Should I Hire a Grandparents Rights Attorney in Nebraska?

Grandparents play an essential role in the lives of many children and families. Knowing your rights regarding visitation and other matters related to grandchildren is vital if you are a grandparent in Nebraska. Hiring a qualified grandparents’ rights attorney can help ensure that all parties respect those rights.

A knowledgeable grandparents’ rights lawyer can advise you on how best to navigate this sensitive area of family law while protecting your interests and those of your loved ones. At GordenLaw, LLC, we have extensive experience with grandparents’ legal rights in Nebraska. We would be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns. Call our law offices at 402 798 4462 to schedule an initial strategy session with our seasoned family law team. With flat and affordable fees, you won’t have to worry about hidden costs as your case progresses.