If an unmarried child has resided with his or her grandparents for a year or more but is then removed from the home by his or her parents, the grandparents can petition for partial child custody or child visitation rights. When determining visitation rights for grandparents, the Pennsylvania divorce court will apply the best interest of the child standard to decide if granting child visitation will interfere with the parent-child relationship.
Learn more about visitation rights for grandparents by speaking with a local Pennsylvania divorce attorney to get advice on your child visitation case. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Pennsylvania divorce case review to find out more about protecting your relationship with your child or grandchild. If you child custody case doesn't involve divorce, you can still find a local Pennsylvania lawyer who is familiar with family law to get answers to your child custody and child visitation questions.
The above synopsis of Pennsylvania divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Pennsylvania divorce lawyer in your area.
Pennsylvania divorce laws were last updated April 2009.
Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.