Can a Grandparent or Third Party Seek Custody of a Child?
Navigating Grandparents' Rights in Washington
If you are a grandparent or other third party who is concerned about the safety and welfare of a child after a divorce, our law firm can help you address the situation effectively.
Third-party custody is a highly complex area of Washington law, and the law is not skewed in favor of grandparents. However, in certain situations, a grandparent or other party may be able to prove that obtaining custody is in the child's best interests.
At Alpine Family Law, we can help you take appropriate action. Give us a call today about your specific situation. Based in Redmond, we serve clients on the Eastside and throughout the Seattle area.
Contact our Redmond grandparents' rights attorneys now!
Washington laws are very strict regarding grandparents' rights. Essentially, grandparents do not have visitation rights. However, if the child or children are in a detrimental situation, grandparents can step in to obtain temporary or permanent custody.
Our firm has been helping grandparents since 1986. We understand the uphill battle grandparents face and the methods that are available to prove that it would be best to remove their grandchildren from dangerous environments.
If you are a grandparent, and if your grandchild is living in a home environment where drugs, alcohol abuse, child abuse, neglect or prostitution is present or where the parent is unfit, it may be possible to obtain custody of your grandchild. Our law firm can effectively advocate for your rights and the best interests of your grandchildren.
We can talk to you about your options and let you know if we think you have a strong potential to be successful in obtaining temporary or permanent custody.
Contact A Lawyer Experienced In Custody Cases
If you are a grandparent or other third party who has concerns about the safety and welfare of a child, talk to an attorney from Alpine Family Law.
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