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In the state of Wyoming, child visitation laws are designed to protect the best interests of children by allowing contact between a child and his or her parents or grandparents. There are a variety of situations in which these visitation rights may be violated—a parent may refuse to let the other parent see the child after visitation rights have been granted in divorce court, a parent may wrongfully deny contact between a grandparent and a grandchild, or a parent may repeatedly make it difficult for the other parent to see the child. At Berger & Brown, our Gillette visitation rights attorneys can help you protect your visitation rights, whether you are a parent or grandparent. Our family lawyer, Alex Berger has the skills, resources, and in-depth knowledge of the legal system to skillfully advocate for your rights.
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Visitation Rights for Grandparents
Grandparents who have been denied contact with his or her grandchild often wish to know of their visitation rights. The state of Wyoming allows for grandparent visitation rights so long as it is in the best interests of the child.
Other factors the state considers when determining grandparent visitation rights include:
- Will granting grandparent visitation substantially violate the parents’ rights?
- Is there an established, positive bond between the child and grandparent?
- Are the parents (or parent) of the child meeting the child’s needs?
No matter the feelings of the adults involved, the court will always seek to put the child’s best interests first. While parents have the right to raise their children as they see fit, grandparent visitation may be granted whether the child’s parents are involved in the child’s life or not.
Grandparents may also seek custody of a grandchild in certain circumstances. If the parent of the child has in some way neglected, abused, abandoned, or otherwise harmed a child, the grandparent may be awarded custody. Our compassionate visitation rights attorneys in Gillette can help you understand your options and pursue a legal course of action if necessary.
Let Our Firm Fight for Your Rights
At Berger & Brown, we understand how difficult and complex these types of situations can be. We offer open communication, answers to your questions, and compassionate, objective guidance every step of the way. Our team of skilled family law attorneys can help you understand your rights and your various options as they help you navigate the legal process. We fight for the best interests of our clients and their families.
Call us at (307) 257-6368 to speak to an attorney about your situation today. We offer free initial consultations and discounted rates for our legal services.