Minnesota Grandparents’ Rights Lawyer & Attorney

In the state of Minnesota, grandparents are given some legal right to visitation with their grandchildren. If your child is deceased and you are being denied access to your grandchildren, you may go to court and request a set parenting time schedule as if you were the parent of the children. Otherwise, the court allows grandparents to seek visitation rights as an interested third party or de facto custodian.

Little girl visiting grandparent's

The Rights Of Grandparents

The Minnesota third party custody law says that grandparents have rights to visitation with their grandchildren, especially if their grandchildren are living in a less than favorable environment. Grandparents also play a valuable role in a child’s life, so it is important that grandparents can visit their grandchildren.

Grandparents may find themselves in a situation where they are not entirely sure where they stand. Here are areas where a third-party custody lawyer can help grandparents:

  • Grandparent visitation – When parents’ divorce or one parent is deceased, grandparents have a legal right to visitation. A third-party custody attorney at Heimerl & Lammers can help grandparents obtain visitation rights.
  • Grandparent custody (aka Third Party Custody) – If a grandparent finds that their grandchildren are endangered through abuse, negligence, or disregard for their well-being, grandparents have the right to seek custody in order to protect the best interests of the child. If you think your grandchildren are in danger with their primary caretakers, contact the attorneys at Heimerl & Lammers today.