Marietta Grandparents' Rights Attorney
In situations where parental custody is not in the best interests of a child, a grandparent (or certain other relatives) may be able to seek visitation rights or even custody of the child. The law involving custody is very specific, so it is important you seek assistance from a lawyer who is familiar with this area of law.
At the law office of F. Marian Weeks, we have a vast range of experience advocating for grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings in issues involving custody and visitation. We offer our clients more than 30 years of experience and a proven track record in the area of family law.
Grandparents (or certain other relatives) may seek both visitation and custody rights under certain circumstances. If the parents are living together and married, grandparents cannot make a claim for visitation. If the parents are not living together, deceased or divorced, then a grandparent can make a claim for visitation rights. In order to be granted visitation, it must be able to be proven that the child would be harmed if not given visitation. If you have questions about this process, our team is here to help.
Family Members Seeking Custody
Grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings have the right to seek custody if it can be shown that parental custody would harm the child. Once it is established that a parent may not be the best custodian for the child, the courts will look for the best interests of the child and what party can best promote the child's health, welfare and happiness. Attorney Marian Weeks has been successful in getting custody for great aunts and grandparents.
Also Serving Cherokee County, Cobb County and Paulding County — Grandparent Visitation Rights Attorney
Learn more about the services that we provide. Please contact our Marietta grandparents' rights attorney at 770-884-6296 or 866-435-8732 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. We serve clients in Marietta, and throughout the nearby Georgia areas of Cobb County, Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Douglas County, Paulding County and Bartow County.