Hi, my name’s Marie Drake of the Drake law firm in golden Colorado. We also have a satellite office in Greenwood village. And today I’m here to talk to you about grandparents’ rights in a perfect world. Grandparents see grandchildren all the time and without conflict, but in Colorado, there are four situations where grandparents may need to seek a court order to see their own granddaughter.
In the first situation, when a divorce is filed, if your son-in-law or your daughter-in-law has majority custody of the grandchildren, and doesn’t want you to see them for some unknown reason, or maybe even retribution, then you’re going to have to get a court order to see. If a paternity action has been filed and either by your daughter or your son is involved in a paternity action.
And the result of that relationship is a grandchild. You might need a court order to see the grandchild. If someone’s preventing you from having a relationship. The third situation where you may need a court order to see your own grandchildren is when the grandchildren are placed in the custody of a non-parent.
That could be a guardian or a step parent. But if you are being prevented from seeing your own grandchildren, you may need a court order in that situation. The fourth situation where you may need a court order is a saddle. If your daughter or your son passes away, And the daughter-in-law or son-in-law have the children start a new relationship, move out of state, and you’re not able to see your grandchildren.
You may need a court order in order to go see them or have them busy. If you’re being prevented from seeing your own grandchildren, please give us a call at the Drake law firm. Our experienced attorneys are standing by and we’re ready to help.