New Orleans Grandparents' Rights Lawyers

Experienced & Dedicated Attorneys for Your Louisiana Family Law Case (504) 684-5200

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.
At SVHC, we assist grandparents who are seeking meaningful involvement in the lives of their grandchildren, whether in the context of: Visitation,  Custody  & Adoption.

I'm Not The Parent. How Can The Law Help Me?

If you are the grandparent of a child, the law may be able to assist you in seeking custody. Read the following sections to understand your rights and what you can do to protect yourself and your grandchild:

  • Custody: If you are already the primary caretaker of your grandchildren, 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.

Let us help. If you would like to discuss how SVHC can best represent you, call (504) 684-5200 or reach us online today. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation today. 


At SVHC we get results. We are here to take care of our clients, and that means that we will fight hard for them.

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We are true trial attorneys who fight in the courtroom and are focused on the best possible result for each of our clients.

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When you need us, we will be there for you, returning calls and listening to you. We care about our clients. We are here to provide support and help you succeed.

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We are a young, tech heavy based law firm. Backed by diverse experience, we stay on the cutting edge of legal and technological developments in order to best serve our clients

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Our track record speaks for itself. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, won major cases across the country, and been recognized by Super Lawyers® as leaders in the legal field.

Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC

New Orleans Attorney
(504) 684-5200

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