Mississippi Grandparent Rights Attorneys
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The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is unique and special. In some situations, the court may award reasonable visitation to grandparents. If you need a Mississippi family law attorney for a situation regarding grandparent rights, John Robert White, PA can help. Our firm’s experience in family law allows us to accurately evaluate each case and provide effective representation for our clients.
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The court is authorized to award visitation rights to grandparents. Whether visitation will be awarded and the amount of visitation depends on the specific facts of each case. Grandparent visitation rights are available to natural grandparents and grandparents by adoption.
Grandparents may be awarded visitation when the court finds:
- The grandparent has established a viable relationship with the child
- The child’s parent or custodian unreasonably denied visitation rights
- Visitation rights of the grandparent are in the child’s best interests
A viable relationship is defined as one where either or both grandparents have voluntarily supported the child financially in good faith for at least 6 months before filing their petition; the grandparents have had regular or frequent visitation with the child, including the occasional overnight visit, for a period of at least one year; or the child has been cared for by the grandparents over a significant time period during the time the parent was in jail or serving military duty that caused the absence of the parent.
Grandparent Visitation for Adopted Children
Grandparents by adoption may seek visitation rights under the Mississippi grandparent visitation act, but grandparents whose grandchild has been adopted by parents unrelated to the grandparents may not.
Grandparent rights in Mississippi is a very specialized area of the law and requires specific knowledge of the circumstances under which grandparents may be awarded visitation with a grandchild. When you need a Mississippi family lawyer, you can rely on our firm for knowledge of the intricacies of family law that only experience can teach.
Let a Mississippi grandparent's rights attorney help you understand grandparent rights. Call (601) 675-4308 for your initial consultation or complete our online form.