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Six Reasons Why We Are the Best Grandparents Rights Attorneys in Victorville

Our Family Law attorneys are experienced family law courts in your area. There is no substitute for local experience and knowledge of local legal strategies. We are present and defending cases in your area every day of the week.


Our fees are affordable and the most affordable on the market. In addition, our attorneys work hard to resolve your matter efficiently, in a way that ultimately saves you money in a timely manner.


Our family attorneys fight hard to get our clients the results they need. We tailor our representation to seek great results that make sense for our clients under their particular circumstances.


All of our Attorneys love practicing family law and care deeply about their clients. This reflects in everything they do. In family law, having an attorney who cares enough to work hard and fight for you, makes all the difference.


Our attorneys make themselves accessible to their clients. Our phones are answered by a live person from 8:00AM to 5:00PM PST, Monday through Friday. Feel free to give us a call at any time for a Free Case Evaluation or questions at (800) 968-5313.


Our attorneys are skilled family law practitioners. We practice family law exclusively in your areas.

Victorville Grandparents Rights Attorneys

One of the harsh realities of divorce is that it does not only affect the divorcing couple and their children. Relatives and friends can often be roped into the madness, which is especially true when it comes to grandparents. Often, grandfathers or grandmothers who care deeply for their grandchildren feel helpless to protect those relationships from the shattering forces of divorce. This fear can be magnified if the grandparent does not have a good relationship with their own son or daughter or with their in-laws. If you find yourself in this position and you fear that you may lose all rights to stay in touch with your grandson or granddaughter, contact us for a Free Case Evaluation. California does not automatically grant grandparents any rights to visit their grandchildren, but that does not mean it is impossible to request them. This simply means that you must have a passionate and vigilant lawyer on your side to fight for your right to maintain your relationship with your grandchild. We believe that having a strong support network is key to a child’s well-being, and grandparents are often a central part of that support network. After all, who better to love, nurture, and spoil a child than their grandparents? Thus, we will work tirelessly to prove to the Victorville Family Courts that allowing you to keep in contact with your grandchild is essential to their success in life. Even in the face of harsh opposition, we will fight with passion and conviction that is founded on our genuine belief in the value of family.

Why hire a Grandparents Rights Lawyer in Victorville, California

Typically, grandparents will request the legal right to see their grandchild when the child’s parents file for a divorce or a legal separation. Unfortunately, if the parents are still married and neither has petitioned for divorce or separation, California will typically not allow grandparents to request visitation rights. However, if you feel you have unique circumstances that warrant a request for visitation even though the child’s parents are still married, give us a call so that we can discuss your options. During the parents’ divorce, requesting visitation rights for grandparents can be challenging. The forms are complex and the process can be tedious and confusing if you attempt it on your own. It begins by filling out a detailed petition that requires you to persuasively explain the reason why you believe you should be given visitation rights. However, Victorville courts may request other forms depending on the nature of the divorce or separation case that the parents have opened up. Every detail on these forms must be filled out correctly, or you risk losing your chance of presenting your case before the judge. Remember, grandparents are not given as much credibility as parents and do not have any natural legal rights over their grandchildren. This means that it is imperative to make an excellent impression on the courts from the very beginning. We can help you do just that. We have a solid reputation in Victorville, having worked within these specific family courts for years. We will review every document that you fill out in extensive detail and help you prepare the strongest, most persuasive case possible to present before the judge. Not only do we have the legal experience and expertise, but we genuinely believe that no grandparent should be torn away from their grandchild, especially during a divorce that is no fault of their own. Thus, we will gather extensive details regarding your individual situation, highlighting the aspects of your and your grandchild’s relationship that makes it so essential to the child’s well-being. We will also help you let the child’s parents know that you are preparing to request visitation rights, since we understand that this can be a difficult task if you are not on good terms with the mother or father. During the entire process, we will make sure that your rights and interests are defended, especially should any arguments arise.

Other Things to Consider When Requesting Grandparents Rights

We also see many cases where the child’s parents were never married, but a grandparent wishes to request rights to visit their grandchild. While California’s laws regarding grandparents rights can be even stricter when it the parents are unmarried, California courts will still allow you to request these rights. This is typically easiest when one parent supports the petition. However, even if neither the mother nor the father are supportive, call us so we can examine your options and begin discussing possible strategies. However, even if one parent does support your petition, it is imperative that you secure relentless and innovative representation to give you the best chance possible at persuading the judge to see your side. This is especially important if the judge has given one parent sole legal custody over the child and that parent does not support your request. You may feel hopeless when the custodial parent is unwilling to allow you to see your grandchild, but don’t lose heart. Remember, the judge has the final say over who is allowed to see the child during visitation or custody battles, so you still have hope. All this means is that you must be able to prove that the parent’s opposition to your visitation request is detrimental to the child and that your right to maintain contact with the child would benefit him or her. If you are in this situation, call us today so we can begin building a powerful case to prove how essential you are in your grandchild’s life.

In some circumstances, you may feel that your grandchild is being abused or neglected by one or both parents. If so, call us immediately. We can help you secure immediate legal protection for the child and discuss guardianship or similar options. These situations call for compassionate, proactive legal guidance, and we are prepared to help you every step of the way.

No matter your circumstances, our team operates on deeply held beliefs in the value of maintaining relationships even in the face of divorce or separation. We are always prepared to fight for those convictions, so give us a call today for a Free Case Evaluation to see how we can help you.

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Victorville Family Law Firm

The Law Offices of Christian Schank and Associates is Victorvilles premier family law firm. Located in historic Downtown Victorville, our office is approximately one block away from the Victorville Family Law Court. Our team of family law strategists is lead by a Certified Family Law Specialist overseeing associate attorneys with enough accumulative experience in every facet of the family law legal system. The resources Schank & Associates brings to the table are virtually unmatched in San Bernardino County. Call us today, we’d love to put our resources and experience to work for you.

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