Grandparents Rights in California

California Statutes which a Grandparent can Seek Visitation with a Grandchild

California law recognizes Grandparents’ rights.  Link Schwartz, a Certified Family Law Specialist has 25 years of experience and she has successfully handled numerous grandparent cases throughout the state of California, all with happy endings.

There are three California Statutes by which a Grandparent can seek visitation with a grandchild.

Family Code Section 3102 authorizes grandparent visitation if one of the parents is deceased.

Family Code Section 3103 authorizes grandparent visitation, if it finds that visitation by the grandparent is in the best interest of the child.

Family Code Section 3104 authorizes grandparent visitation if there is a preexisting, well bonded relationship between the grandparent and grandchild, and visitation is in the best interest of the child(ren). It may not be filed while the parents are married unless one parent has been absent for more than one month, one of the parents joins in the petition, and the child is not residing with either parent.

Every case is unique. Call Link today at (310) 553-LINK,  to discuss the intricacies of your matter.