grandparent visitation rights under California law

Grandparent Visitation Rights Under California Law

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What are the grandparent visitation rights under California law?  What happens after a bitter divorce or a family argument.  A recent case brings insight into a common question regarding California family law: Can grandparents seek court ordered visitation time with their grandchildren after a Carlsbad or North County divorce? California family law is written to honor the right to exercise …

Does California Grant Grandparent Visitation Rights?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Is there such a thing as “Grandparent Visitation Rights” under California’s family law code? While the case law continues to grow in this area of family law, there is foundation for a California or North County family law court to consider grandparent visitation rights. A Court’s decision in a grandparent’s visitation rights case is completely different from child custody and …

Can A Grandparent be Granted Visitation in North County?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

We are often asked if a grandparent can seek and gain court orders for visitation of a grandchild here in Carlsbad or North County. California law is primarily interested in what is in the best interests of the child. While there is no specific California family law that provides guaranteed rights to a grandparent, there is substantial case law on …

What Happens When a Parent with Joint Custody Passes Away?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

A recent tragic case of a mother killed in an automobile accident serves as a perfect example for this question: “What happens when a divorced parent with joint custody passes away?” The short answer is sole custody is conferred upon the surviving natural parent in most cases. The best interests of the child(ren) will always be the principle factor considered …