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Grandparent Rights Edmonton

Edmonton Grandparent Rights

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Grandparent Rights Lawyers in Edmonton

Grandparent rights, often formally referred to as access or contact parenting time, are not guaranteed. That being said, Courts have recognized that the best interests of children may be met if there is a Court Order establishing the rights of a grandparent to see their grandchild. If you require assistance with grandparent rights, one of our lawyers may be able to see you as early as today.

What are Grandparent Rights

Unlike guardianship, parenting orders, custody agreements or judgments between two parents that legally provide rights upon the birth of a child, grandparents are not entitled automatically to see their grandchildren. In the event of a dispute, a formal court application can be made to establish a grandparent’s ability to see a child.

Why do grandparents not have automatic rights

There may be instances where it is not in a child’s best interests for them to spend time with a grandparent. This is usually in cases where there is a lot of acrimony between parents that has also impacted extended families.

What can a court order

The Court has broad powers to assist grandchildren whose best interests are served having meaningful parenting time with their grandparents. The Court can order specified times, such as weekends, that grandchildren are able to attend and potentially stay over with their grandparents.

I do not want the ex’s grandparents involved in my child’s life

If you are a parent at odds with a grandparent of your child, it may be in your child’s best interests to have a clear Court order confirming that no contact is to occur with the grandparents, even if the children are in the care of your ex during specified times. Each case is unique and Virk Law lawyers are experienced in different disputes that have arisen in cases involving grandparents.

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Our Process

  • 1. Initial Contact
  • Our administrative team will phone to collect preliminary details about your case, and prepare any documents which will expedite the process of getting the information you need during your consultation
  • 2. Book a Phone Consultation
  • After your initial contact, an initial phone consultation will be scheduled to allow a more careful review of your case. You will be expected to provide details of your legal issue so that there is a full understanding by the firm of what you are experiencing.
  • 3. Speak With Our Lawyers
  • With the information gathered by our administrative staff, our lawyers will review the details of your case and share with you their preliminary insights.
  • 4. Follow-up Consultation
  • After answering any of your questions over the phone, our lawyers will assess whether your case is one we can service effectively. If we are a good match, a follow-up consultation will be booked in person, in which a more detailed legal agreement can be reached.

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