New Orleans Grandparents' Rights Lawyers
Experienced & Dedicated Attorneys for Your Louisiana Family Law Case
Not all families are traditional. The bond between a grandparent and grandchild is unique and incredibly special. Sometimes it becomes necessary for a grandparent to take on the role of parenting the grandchild. The best interests of the children involved are your priority, and with multiple parties involved, the charged emotions that may be circulating can create a challenging environment for potential caregivers of a child to find common ground. Our firm works tirelessly in order to achieve solutions which benefit both our clients and the children who are most affected by these difficult decisions.
At Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC, we assist grandparents who are seeking meaningful involvement in the lives of their grandchildren, whether in the context of:
I'm Not The Parent. How Does The Law Help Me?
Learn about the rights you have under the law:
- Custody: Are you already the primary caretaker of your grandchildren? If so, you may want to consider a formal custody arrangement that is recognized and enforceable in the courts. Having a written agreement instead of a verbal promise will add security and stability to the home environment in which you are raising your grandchildren.
- Visitation: Sometimes, when grandparents have extraordinary relationships with their grandchildren, they may be eligible for regular visitation, even if one or both parents are also involved in the child's life. The court may decide that continuing a close relationship between grandparent and grandchild is in the best interests of the child.
- Adoption: In situations where the parents of a child are unwilling or unable to care for their child, you may have an opportunity to adopt your grandchild. This option can potentially provide children with greater inheritance rights, and better access to other benefits, insurance coverage, and social services.
The three examples above have one common theme: they are all best handled by a New Orleans family lawyer who understands that area of law. Experience, tenacity, and compassion for children are hallmarks to our uncompromising approach to these matters. Call Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC today.
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If you have questions about grandparents' rights issues or any other legal matters, let's talk. You'll likely walk away from our meeting feeling a lot more comfortable with your situation. To schedule a face-to-face meeting at our New Orleans offices, or a consultation via phone or online media, just call Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC at (504) 502-7316 or contact us online.